54th Massachusetts and MLK

Yesterday we visited the National Museum of Art in Washington and took a picture of the superb St. Gaudens sculpture of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment of the USCT and their commander Robert Gould Shaw.  This was the group featured in one of the best Civil War movies, “Glory.”

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. day, and I thought it appropriate to link the picture of the 54th Mass. and the image of the National Civil Rights museum in Memphis.  The museum was built around the Lorraine motel where MLK was assassinated.  A very moving experience to visit.

National Civil Rights Museum housed in the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.
Memphis, Tennessee, United States, North America


Author: geneofva

Author of "Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era," and of seven more Civil War books -- with more to come!!

One thought on “54th Massachusetts and MLK”

  1. Great stuff! I just showed “Glory” to my America’s Civil War class as a part of our end of semester activities . And I was lucky to spend a day at the National Civil Rights museum as part of an NEH class a few years back. Very moving.


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