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Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial to Undergo Multi-Million Dollar Restoration

The Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial on Boston Common will be undergoing a multi-million dollar restoration. A ceremony was held Tuesday at the base of the statue by the National Parks Service to announce the 6-month renovation scheduled for spring 2020.

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The Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial honors the first African-American troops recruited in the north who fought during the Civil War.
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The troops were depicted in the Oscar-winning movie "Glory."
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Next spring, the bronze and stone sculpture will be removed from its base and restored so a new concrete base can be built. The work is expected to take about 6 months.
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