September 3 | Unsung Heroes
September 3, 2020
This week, we shine a spotlight on stories that often go untold. Check out these three films featuring heroes that history sometimes overlooks.
Buffalo Soldiers: Starring Danny Glover, “Buffalo Soldiers” is a Western film that tells the story of Black members of the U.S. cavalry. These soldiers bravely defended the Western frontier from outlaws and marauders while also dealing with prejudiced higher-ups. RENT on Prime Video.
Glory: The recipient of three Academy Awards in 1990, “Glory” is about the first all-Black regiment in the U.S. Civil War, led by Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. Shaw and his infantry faced adversity on multiple fronts, experiencing discrimination from both the enemy and fellow Union soldiers. The film stars Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, and Cary Elwes. WATCH on Prime Video.
Courage Under Fire: ”Courage Under Fire” features the story of the first woman to ever be nominated for a Medal of Honor for combat. Denzel Washington and Meg Ryan star opposite each other as Lieutenant Colonel Serling and Captain Walden. Serling, while dealing with his own past mistakes, is assigned to evaluate Walden’s worthiness for the Medal of Honor. This film explores grief, guilt, and the search for truth. RENT on Prime Video.