The 1st Alabama Regiment of African Descent would later be renamed the 55th Regiment United States Colored Volunteer Infantry Troops. This is the Regiment that Baldy Guy (1841-1911), George Guy (1845-1928), & Henry Guy (1827-1902) fought in during the Civil War.
After surviving the 1862 Battle of Corinth during the Civil War, Newton Knight, a poor white farmer from Mississippi, leads a group of small farmers and local slaves in an armed rebellion against the Confederacy in Jones County. Knight subsequently marries former slave, Rachel. He establishes a mixed-race community, unique to the post-war South.
The movie comes out during the summer of 2016.