Celebration of the 54th Regiment and the Shaw Memorial
A Celebration of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH
Harry Bradshaw Matthews, Associate Dean and Director, US Pluralism Center, Hartwick College and Executive Director of the US Colored Troops Institute for Local History and Family Research
David Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History, Director, Gilder Lehrman Center, Yale University
Did You Know?
There was a WWII liberty ship named the Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Launched in March 1944, in Panama City, Florida, it was later used to ferry troops during D Day, June 6, 1944. It was sold to Italy in 1947 and renamed the Nazareno. The ship was scrapped in 1967.