In Glory we watch as these men are forced into slavery and the torturous training they were put through to become soldiers for their country. The film talks about many inspirational leaders and their part in the Civil War. The Massachusetts 54th Regiment was the first regular army regiment of black soldiers appointed in the Civil War trying to fight to gain freedom. Glory helps give us an understanding of the importance of the Massachusetts 54th. Colonel Robert Gould Shaw was placed in a tough position during this film because the decisions he had to make were depicting his friendships that he would lose of gain.
Shaw, the regiment's young colonel, died on the crest of the enemy parapet, shouting, "Forward, Fifty- fourth!" That heroic charge, coupled with Shaw's death, made the regiment a household name throughout the north, and helped spur black recruiting. For the remainder of 1863 the unit participated in siege operations around Charleston, before boarding transports for Florida early in February 1864. The regiment numbered 510 officers and men at the opening of the Florida Campaign, and its new commander was Edward N. Hallowell, a twenty-seven year old merchant from Medford, Massachusetts. Anxious to avenge the Battery Wagner repulse, the Fifty- fourth was the best black regiment available to General Seymour, the Union commander.
Zwick effectively builds the characters of the 54th regiment by portraying the grueling months of training and development. One prominent example of this is in the end of their movie when the 54th is given the chance to fight in an attack on the beach of South Carolina at Fort Wagner. Determined to dismiss the belief that blacks would not be disciplined under fire, the 54th is at the forefront of the suicidal attack on Fort Wagner. During this battle, the 54th displays the courage that persuaded President Lincoln to enlist many more black soldiers. Zwick’s choice of characters greatly contributed to the success of Glory.
Before the end of war, the radicals began calling for a war aim: civil equality for the freedmen. The first step toward equality was the enlistment of black men into the union army. Undertaken tentatively as an experiment in 1862, the employment of Negro soldiers proved a success and was prosecuted on a full scale in the last two years of the war. Black men demonstrated impressive fighting qualities. Thirty-eight black regiments fought in the union armies that invaded Virginia in 1864, helping to deliver the hammer blows that finally drove Lee’s forces to surrender.
At the age of seventeen Adam had no idea what to do with his life until his brother suggested he should take on the career of comedy. (TalkTalk.com 1) He went to a few bars on open mic night. He told a few jokes and made some people smile. He knew he wasn't good, but he also knew he could do better. He did this multiple times before he good any good.
The din in the air is that of song and the feeling is that of an inspirational victory. On this night before their death, slaves turned soldiers have put aside their personal differences and become one; a metaphoric battle has been won. This is one of the final scenes from the movie Glory, a power depiction of the heroic efforts of the first African American regiment during the Civil War. The deep, multiple plot layers, and moving acting performances in Glory create a captivating viewing experience. The story leads up to the summer of 1863, during which the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment led an unsuccessful attack on the Confederate’s Fort Wagner in South Carolina.
Adam knew he wasn't good, but he also knew he could do better. In 1991 Adam got his bachelor degree of fine arts at New York University. ( IMDb.com 1) Adam went to multiple bars before he got any good. Adam also was able to learn humor from his favorite childhood movie "Caddyshack." Sandler rehearsed more and started to tell better jokes.
But, others say different. They say that every single person in America inspired him. Not only the African Americans, but also the Whites. He saw the world in a different perspective than anyone else during the Harlem Renaissance. In The Black American Writer: Poetry and Drama, Walter Meserve noted: “People are important to Baldwin, and their problems, generally embedded in their agonizing souls, stimulate him to write… A humanitarian, sensitive to the needs and struggles of man, he writes of inner turmoil, spiritual disruption, the consequence upon people of the burdens of the world, both White and Black.” Baldwin’s writings were so powerful to the people that he decided to call himself the “disturber of peace” because he had the guts to reveal the truths about society when no one else did.
In response to the mistreatment and discrimination from the black community, several hundred African American men received officers` training at Des Moines Iowa. By October 1917, over six hundred African Americans were commissioned as captains and first and second lieutenants. These accomplishments allowed the black American male to put his stake in American History not as a mere nuisance, or an inferior being portrayed by racism but as an Honorable soldier whom endeavors to protect a country he loves despite discrimination received at home or abroad.
Analysis of Glory Glory is a movie about the fifty-fourth Massachusetts regiment in the civil war. This was the first all black regiment the Union ever allowed to fight. Throughout the movie one quote kept proving itself true, “We went down standing up.” The members of the fifty-fourth proved that they wanted to go down standing up just by joining the army. However there were many situations that proved this further, as the film continued. During the regiment’s training period a message arrived at the camp.