Fighting on Both Fronts: The Story of the 370th-Film Screening
Thursday August 2
6:00 PM  –  8:00 PM
In conjunction with the DuSable Museum’s exhibition Clearing a Path for Democracy: Citizen Soldiers of the Fighting Eighth in World War I, the DuSable Museum of African American History and South Side Projections present a screening of WTTW’s documentary Fighting on Both Fronts: The Story of the 370th (2017, 30 min.). The film tells the remarkable but little known story of one of the few African American regiments to have fought during World War I. America's unsung heroes, this group of men from Illinois, largely from Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, fought on two fronts: the war against Germany and the war against racism and inequality. During a period when African Americans tirelessly fought for basic human and civil rights, these soldiers marched off to war to show their patriotism and loyalty to the U.S. But when they returned from war they realized that despite their sacrifices, their own country denied them civil rights.
 

Followed by a conversation featuring Roosevelt University Professor Emeritus Christopher Reed and Mario Tharpe, director of the film.

Date: Thursday August 2nd, 2018 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: DuSable Museum of African American History, Enter through Main Entrance

Admission: FREE

 
 
 
 
Your contact information will be shared with both sponsors of this event, the DuSable Museum of African American History and South Side Projections
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