Glory on Boston Common
Monday, September 9, 2019
7:30 p.m.
Parade Ground, Boston Common
This is a free event

Glory at Emerson College
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Bright Screening Room, Emerson College
559 Washington Street, Boston MA 02110
This is a free event

Join us for special FREE screenings of the Academy Award-winning film Glory. As a part of the Shaw 54th Memorial Restoration programming, the Partners are excited to host an outdoor screening of the classic film on the Parade Ground and at the Bright Screening Room @ Emerson College.

Glory tells the story of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, first black regiment recruited from the North to fight for the Union Army, and their heroism in the American Civil War.

Additionally, there will be a special introduction of the Shaw 54th AR app developed by Hoverlay, in collaboration with artist John Craig Freeman and Emerson College.

Byron Rushing will make remarks and introduce the film. Rushing is a former member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the 9th Suffolk District from 1983 to 2019. He was the first president of the Museum of African American History in Boston and oversaw the lobbying effort in Congress to establish the Boston African American National Historic Site, a component of the National Park Service.

Martin Blatt will join Byron Rushing for a post-film discussion at the Wednesday screening at Emerson College.

Blatt has served as Professor of the Practice and Director of the Public History Program at Northeastern for the last five years. Blatt worked for the National Park Service in Boston and Lowell for twenty-four years as a historian and cultural resources manager. Blatt was Curator of the exhibit, Long Road to Justice – African Americans and the Courts, on permanent display at the Brooke Court House.

Rushing and Blatt are both members of the Shaw 54th Memorial Restoration Committee. Learn more about the project here.