Season 4, Episode 3 Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry

First Aired: October 7, 1991

A profile of "The Massachusetts Fifty-Fourth Colored Infantry," the Civil War's first regiment of black soldiers, whose story inspired the 1989 film "Glory." Included: comments from descendants of the soldiers. Morgan Freeman is the narrator.

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  • Premiered: October 4, 1988
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen… (more)

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