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Jan 16

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

On this day commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I’d like to recognize the efforts of the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Authorized in March 1863 by Massachusetts Governor John A. Andrew, the 54th was among the first official black units in the United States during the Civil War. Governor Andrew hand-picked Colonel Robert Gould …

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