David Blight, along with Edna Greene Medford (Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Howard University) and Harold Holzer (writer and editor of 50 books on Lincoln and the Civil War era) will give remarks before the screening of Glory (1989), the Civil War epic that follows the first all-black regiment as they fight for racial equality among their fellow Union Army soldiers as well as against the Confederates.
This event is part of the New-York Historical Society’s Justice in Film film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. This series explores how film has tackled social conflict, morality, and the perennial struggles between right and wrong that are waged from the highest levels of government to the smallest local communities.
For more information about this event: http://www.nyhistory.org/programs/glory-1989
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