Thursday, June 4, 2015

'Amazing stories' that needed to be told

Filmmakers in Ithaca, New York, have produced a movie about local African-Americans who served their country during the Civil War. Between December 3, 1863, and February 18, 1864, 26 black men went to the St. James A.M.E. Zion church, stood on Cleveland Street in downtown Ithaca, and enlisted in the 26th Regiment of the U.S. Colored Infantry. “Civil Warriors” features local actors and filmed locally, drawing upon local funding for support. The movie employs a spoken-word narrative and is meant to file a hole in Ithaca memory. • Article

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