CIVIL WARRIORS (75 NR)
They stood up to fight for freedoms they themselves barely had, stood up to be counted as men in a country that called them ‘boys.’ They fought and died, but their stories go largely untold. CIVIL WARRIORS tells the true story of 26 African-American men from one county in upstate New York who enlisted in the US Colored Troops and fought in the Civil War. Their compelling story unfolds through a unique interweaving of historical images and the rhythm and energy of contemporary spoken word performances. CIVIL WARRIORS is a timely film that connects us to our shared history and its inescapable impact today.
Directors: Che Broadnax (co-director), Deborah C. Hoard (co-director)
Writer: Ben Porter Lewis
Stars: Sean Eversley Bradwell, Jonathan Flanigan, Levan D. Hawkins
“Writ large, CIVIL WARRIORS portrays a people’s historical strivings amidst adversity and their willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of liberty, citizenship, and justice for all.”
Professor of History and American Studies, Cornell University
Author, Sojourner Truth’s America
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