Free Film Screening: Forgotten Warriors of the Empire — A Documentary on the Unsung African Heroes of World War II  | News Release | City of Alexandria

Forgotten Warriors of the Empire: 

A Documentary on the Unsung African Heroes of World War II 

A Free Film Screening with Filmmaker Matt Spangler


The exploits of the Tuskeegee  Airmen and other African American units serving in World War II are the stuff of legend today. But what is little-known by western society is that hundreds of thousands of those who served with the Allied forces hailed from the British colonies and other parts of continental Africa. Forgotten Warriors of the Empire covers the range of experiences of continental Africans serving in the war effort, from how they were recruited, to how they were trained, to the combat they saw, to their post-war experiences.

Director Matt Spangler is an award-winning  filmmaker and writer. He recently relocated to the New York area after over two decades in the Washington, DC area. Matt is also the director of Out of Obscurity, a documentary exploring the 1939 library “sit-down strike” in Alexandria, VA. This critically acclaimed film was narrated by Dr. Julian Bond, former Chairman of the NAACP.

This film will be presented on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Alexandria Black History Museum. The event is free and open to the public, and it is appropriate for all ages.

The Alexandria Black History Museum is located at 902 Wythe Street, Alexandria, Virginia ,22314 and it is five blocks from the Braddock Road Metro Station on the Yellow and Blue Lines. Street parking is available. For more information, please call 703.746.4356.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail black.history@alexandriava.gov, or call 703.746.4356,Virginia Relay 711.

image from documentary website

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