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The famous New England Civil War regiment portrayed in the 1990 motion picture "Glory", the Massachusetts 54th Regiment, will be celebrated by area reenactors during Black History Month at Old Sturbridge Village, in Sturbridge, Mass., where some of the movie was filmed.
The 54th was the first all-black volunteer military unit in the country. And just like the real 54th, today's reenactors include several African-American Vermonters.

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Famous black Civil War 54th Regiment included Vermonters

Black History Month

The famous New England Civil War regiment portrayed in the 1990 motion picture "Glory", the Massachusetts 54th Regiment, will be celebrated by area reenactors during Black History Month at Old Sturbridge Village, in Sturbridge, Mass., where some of the movie was filmed. The 54th was the first all-Black volunteer military unit in the country. And just like the real 54th, today's reenactors will include several African-American Vermonters.

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