When:
Thursday, Feb 08, 2018 5:30p -
7:30p

Where:
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

Admission:
$10

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences

Event website:
http://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=2409

One of the most treasured objects belonging to the collection at the Massachusetts Historical Society is the battle sword of Robert Gould Shaw, the leader of the courageous 54th Massachusetts infantry, the first black regiment in the North. The prominent Shaw family of Boston and New York had long been involved in reform, including antislavery and feminism, and their son, Robert, took up the mantle of his family’s progressive stances, though perhaps more reluctantly. In this lecture, historian Douglas R. Egerton (Le Moyne College) focuses on the entire Shaw family during the war years and how following generations have dealt with their legacy.

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08/02/2018 17:30:00 08/02/2018 19:30:00 15 Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments that Redeemed America One of the most treasured objects belonging to the collection at the Massachusetts Historical Society is the battle sword of Robert Gould Shaw, the leader of the courageous 54th Massachusetts infan... Massachusetts Historical Society , Boston, MA 02215 Organizer Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY Reddit