IHR Friends Film Evening – Glory

IHR Friends Film Evening - Glory

When

25 January    
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Where

Wolfson Conference Centre, Senate House, IHR
Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Event Type

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Professor Lawrence Goldman, the Director of the Institute of Historical Research, discusses the film Glory about the first black regiment in the American Civil War, the 54th Massachusetts, raised in 1862. ‘Glory’, released in 1989, won 3 Oscars including the award for best supporting actor which went to a young Denzel Washington. The film is based on the letters of the Colonel of the 54th, Robert Gould Shaw. We shall examine the history of the African-American contribution to the American Civil War and the historical accuracy of the film. Hollywood can sometimes surprise us.

Talk, followed by screening and refreshments.

Tickets: £20 / £10 (students)

To register, please contact the IHR Development Office on ihr.development@sas.ac.uk or 020 7862 8791/64