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Historical Impact of "Glory"

Summary: The 1989 movie "Glory" depicted the 54th Massachusetts regiment, the first African-American regiment created by the U.S. military and which fought during the Civil War. Viewed by most U.S. history classes,the film's important social and political impact comes about through its use as a teaching tool across the country and through its emotional influence on people's opinions of equality and the Civil War in general.
Glory's Historical Impact

In 1989, some of Hollywood's best actors were on the big screen once again; Mathew Broderick, Denzel Washington, and Morgan Freeman were all major character to the historical biopic Glory. The movie tells of the first Negro regiment; Regiment 54 underwent many challenges. They were not taken seriously and were highly disrespected by the opposing side and even their own fellow soldiers. However, Glory deflected what the regiment did to the country; it was one of the first defining moments in history were African Americans were started to be treated equally. Because of the movie, there has been a major increase in today's respect for the 54th Regiment that was led under Colonel Robert Gould Shaw.

Glory left many viewers stunned; Hollywood had successfully portrayed the hardships of Regiment 54. They were not only physical difficulties, but primarily emotional hardships based off of inequality issues. The directors delivered...

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