The monumental Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th Regiment commemorates the first African American infantry unit from the North to fight for the Union during the Civil War. The relief, by the 19th-century American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, depicts Colonel Shaw and the 54th marching into battle. This was the regiment whose courageous assault on Fort Wagner, South Carolina, was recounted in the movie Glory.
The Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th Regiment loan packet includes:
- an 8-page booklet
- an image CD or slideset with 20 works of art
- a poster with information and activities on the back.