USCT battle scene
Slavery in the Making of America


Movies depicting historical black regiments have increased the general public's awareness of the historic military contributions made by African-Americans. Our regiment is regularly approached by film makers and event organizers to represent historic persons and events. The 6TH USCT participated in had a promenent role in episode 4 of the PBS' documentary 'Slavery in the Making of America". Slavery in the Making of America" is a four-part series documenting the history of American slavery from its beginnings in the British colonies to its end in the Southern states and the years of post-Civil War Reconstruction. Episode examines the black contribution to the war effort and traces the gains and losses of newly freed African Americans during Reconstruction.