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Medford Historical Society & Museum

http://www.medfordhistorical.org/

February 2023

The Massachusetts 54th Regiment

Thursday, February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The Medford Historical Society & Museum is co-sponsoring an online program on the the Massachusetts 54th Regiment presented by Shawn Quigley, National Park Ranger at the┬áBoston African American National Historic Site. In May 1863 the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, one of the first African American regiments to fight for the Union during the Civil War, marched out of Boston. The regiment was formed immediately following the Emancipation Proclamation. The 54th Regiment changed public opinion about African Americans serving in combat and…

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