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The Massachusetts 54th colored infantry / a Reel Deal Productions film for American Experience ; produced and directed by Jacqueline Shearer ; telescript by Jacqueline Shearer and Leslie Lee ; story by Jacqueline Shearer.

Freeman, Morgan. (Narrator). Shearer, Jacqueline. (Added Author). Reel Deal Productions. (Added Author). WGBH Video (Firm) (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Princeton PL - Princeton DVD Documentary Massachusetts (Text) 30890000601771 DVD/Blu-ray Upper Level Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1593755384 (DVD)
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (56 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Boston] : WGBH Boston Video, [2006]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally broadcast in 1991.
Special features: access to the American Experience Web site.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Morgan Freeman.
Summary, etc.:
Chronicles the formation and battlefield heroics of the first all-black Union regiment, the Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry. Highlights of this documentary include archival daguerreotypes, tintypes, lithographs, and commentary by various historians.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, full screen presentation.
Language Note:
Subject: United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 54th (1863-1865)
African American soldiers > Massachusetts.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > African Americans.
Genre: Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs.

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