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1989, 122 min., Color, DCP, English
Shaw was an officer in the Federal Army during the American Civil War who volunteered to lead the first company of black soldiers. Shaw was forced to deal with the prejudices of both the enemy (who had orders to kill commanding officers of blacks), and of his own fellow officers.
Richard McCaslin

Richard McCaslin
Richard McCaslin, the TSHA Endowed Professor of Texas History at the University of North Texas and award winning author of Tainted Breeze: The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas, October 1862; Lee in the Shadow of Washington, which received the Laney Prize and the Slatten Award, and was nominated for a Pulitzer. Another book, At the Heart of Texas: One Hundred Years of the Texas State Historical Association, 1897-1997, earned the Award of Merit from the Texas Philosophical Society. A Fellow of the TSHA and Admiral in the Texas Navy, McCaslin has received commendations from the Civil War Round Tables in Dallas, Fort Worth and Shreveport for his academic work on the Civil War era.