Glory (USA, Zwick, 1989)
This film relates the story of the legendary 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, the first black Union Army regiment, organized and commissioned in 1863 at the insistence of Frederick Douglass and other Black abolitionists and ‘sponsored’ by the free Black communities of the North.
Speaker: Clarence Taylor, Professor of History, Baruch College and the CUNY Graduate Center, has written widely on the modern civil rights and Black Power movements, African-American religion, and the modern history of New York City.
Doors open at 6pm. A discussion will follow the film. Light refreshments provided.
(The theme for LGTM this academic year is “Work.” Click here for PDF of a poster with a full calendar of 2013-14 screenings. Read more about the Labor Goes to the Movies film series.)
PSC-CUNY Union Hall