Bearers of a high commission: The rededication of the 54th Regiment MemorialPlay
The Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial in front of the State House was re-dedicated this week after a $3 million, three-year restoration. For the occasion, a new musical work premiered. We'll speak with the composer about his inspiration and process. We also explore the story of the monument's subjects and the artistic ground it broke, and how its message of fighting for racial justice resonates with us today.
This segment aired on June 3, 2022.