Continuing its three-year-old Characters Unite Film Series, USA Network will premiere the Academy Award-winning film Glory, the Civil War epic about the Union Army’s first formal unit made up entirely of African-American soldiers.
The Feb, 21 premiere (at 7 p.m. ET) is part of USA's Black History Month and Characters Unite Month programming. Andre Braugher, who made his feature debut in the 1989 film, will introduce it; the telecast will have limited commercial interruptions, USA said.
The network's ongoing Characters Unite campaign, rooted in USA's branding as the "Characters Welcome" network, supports "activities and messaging that combat prejudice and intolerance while promoting understanding and acceptance -- on-air, online, and in communities across the country," USA said; the Characters Unite Film Series, launched in April 2012, aims to stimulate dialogue around social injustice.
Glory is the eighth film in the series. Previous films include Schindler’s List, introduced by its, director Steven Spielberg; Milk, with an introduction by EmmyAward-winner and activist Neil Patrick Harris; and Philadelphia, introduced by President Bill Clinton.