INVISIBLE HEROES: African-Americans in the Spanish Civil War + Q&A
In 1936, three thousand young Americans and fifty thousand volunteers from 54 countries offered their lives in defense of the Spanish Republic. What is less known is that eighty-five African Americans also joined that heroic struggle to fight against racism, and for civil rights denied to them in their own country. This is their story—an untold chapter in the history of both the United States and Spain, and the quest of invisible heroes who answered the call of a distant war to fight for their own freedom.
(Dir. Alfonso Domingo and Jordi Torrent, 77 min, 2015, Spain, Documentary, English/Spanish with English subtitles)
Q&A session will be held after the screening with Prof. Fraser Ottanelli
Fraser Ottanelli is Professor and Chair of the Department of History at the University of South Florida in Tampa. His areas of specialization are post-1865 US History, US radical movements, ethnic and labor History, US immigration and ethnic history, comparative migration, and US history in a global age.