Morgan has played influential roles in many films, but he says it is his work in Glory that is his most important. In the Academy Award®-winning film, Morgan plays a soldier in the Civil War's first all-black volunteer company.
Morgan says he enjoyed doing the film because he likes to do movies that will broaden our perspective of who we are as people. "History in this country is very subjective. It's subjective anywhere, actually, to be fair," Morgan says. "And a lot of people saw this movie and told me that they wept for the simple reason they had no idea [about the story]."
Morgan says movies can be important teaching tools. "People will go and they'll watch and they'll learn things. And that's why I think Glory was the most important because so many people learned something they didn't know," Morgan says.