Colonel Shaw, a white man, was one of the leaders who led the 54th in a remarkable and historical assault during the civil war.
The story focuses on the dramatic turns of the black characters, and the floodgating opportunity for the blacks during the period of black slavery. The movie represented two forms of abstract description of humanity in general through its supporting black characters.
Innocence was portrayed by the characters of Jihmi Kennedy (Sharts), a stuttering rural Southerner, who is the most eager to be in the troop, and Andre Baugher's character (Thomas). The latter is an educated, freeman from the North.
Experienced, in contrast, was represented by the characters of Denzel Washington (Trip), understandably as among one of those who suffered from racial discrimination that was still heavy during the period, and through the character of Morgan freeman (Rawlins). However, Freeman's character could also be the balanced one for being the oldest among them and able to understand the injustices of the system.
In the movie it was believed that blacks cannot be disciplined or capable for military warfare. Heavy racial discrimination and prejudices against the black soldiers were depicted to emphasis this factual occurrence.
However, it became a motivational factor for Colonel Shaw and his black troops to prove themsel ...