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Memorial Day BONUS! Glory… And Salt Water Taffy

May 30, 2022

This Memorial Day, we revisit the Civil War film, Glory

Inspired by the true story of the 54th Regiment, the first military unit consisting entirely of black soldiers who fought for the Union army during the Civil War.

Despite the bravery of the many men amongst their ranks, the 54th Regiment were often mistreated as second-class soldiers. Under the leadership of Robert Shaw, the first all-black volunteer company fought prejudices of both their own Union army and the Confederates.

We talk about the history behind this inspirational 1989 film, marvel over the cinematography, debate the acting choices, and discover the differences between fact and fiction. 

Before our review, we try the old-fashioned treat, salt water taffy! The sticky candy was popular during the Civil War, when it often featured molasses and transformed into the candy we know today in the early 1900s. 

Did the movie do justice to the story of the 54th Regiment? Did it honor the soldiers who fought for this country? Did we love the candy as much as we remembered? 

Listen to find out and watch with us by visiting our blog 

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