America often fell far short of the ideas of its founding. Nevertheless, many black heroes still fought for those great ideas and freedom.

Philip Reynolds, digital specialist with The Heritage Foundation, joins “The Right Side of History” to discuss the 54th Massachusetts—one of the first black regiments of the Civil War—and other black patriots throughout U.S. history.

“The Right Side of History” is a podcast dedicated to exploring current events through a historical lens and busting left-wing myths about figures and events of America’s past.