54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry & Africans in the Civil War

Presented by Joseph McGill, Jr.

**Joseph McGill requests an additional honorarium to the $250 contributed by SC Humanities.

A brief history of the approximately 180,000 African Americans that served in the Union Army and Navy during the Civil War, with a focus on the history of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the regiment that was portrayed in the award-winning movie, Glory. This presentation is given in a Civil War uniform and includes a first-person characterization.

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