Join us for a film screening of the film Glory, and a discussion afterwards led by Professor Holly Pinheiro. Glory is the story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War, starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. With Denzel Washington in an Oscar®-winning performance (1989, Best Supporting Actor), as the runaway slave who embodies the spirit of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts.
This event is free and open to the public. Please note the time change to 1:30PM.
Holly Anthony Pinheiro is Assistant Professor of history at Augusta University. Dr. Pinheiro’s research focuses on the intersectionality of race, gender, and class in the military from 1850 through the 1910s. Counter to the national narrative which championed the patriotic manhood of soldiering from the Civil War through the World War 1, his research reveals that African American veterans and their families' military experience were much more fraught. Economic and social instability introduced by military service resonated for years and even generations after soldiers left the battlefield.
With support from the Franklin College Visiting Scholars Program and the Gable Fund for History.