This month, Film Club will celebrate Black History Month with a screening of Glory, the 1989 film about the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment in the Civil War. One of the first African American regiments in the US Army, the 54th and their colonel, Robert Gould Shaw (played in the film by Irish American actor Matthew Broderick), were commemorated by Irish American artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens in his memorial on Boston Common. (This statue is the subject of a talk on February 10, and we encourage everyone to attend.) After the film, we will discuss ethnic and national regiments in the Civil War, including Black regiments and Irish regiments, and how they were viewed and treated at the time.
This event will be held in-person at the Museum. Tickets are $5 at the door and are first come, first served. All attendees must show proof of vaccination, and you are welcome to bring your own food and beverages.