February 2, 2017

Men of Bronze (1977)

by
Devin Lander, New York State Historian

Frank E. Merriweather Library Auditorium
1324 Jefferson Avenue | Buffalo, NY 14208

Free Event

MEN OF BRONZE is the definitive story of the black American soldiers of the 369th combat regiment, known as the "Harlem Hellfighters," who served with the French Army in World War I. Although relegated to non-combat duty by the U.S. Command, the 369th was sent to France and spent more time in front-line trenches than any other American infantry unit. Fighting alongside French, Moroccan and Senegalese soldiers at the campaigns of Champagne-Marne and Meuse-Argonne, the courageous men of the 369th distinguished themselves in some of the fiercest battles of the Great War. The film will be introduced by New York State Historian Devin Lander.

Following the screening, there will be a brief presentation and Q&A with New York State Museum Senior Historian Aaron Noble.

For more information, please call 716-883-4418.

This special program is sponsored by:

Regent Dr. Catherine Collins | New York State Museum | New York State Education Department Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System | Buffalo Public Schools, Buffalo Public Schools History/Social Studies Department | VA Western NY Healthcare System | Erie County Chapter of the Links, Inc. Buffalo Chapter of the Links, Inc. | Niagara Falls Chapter, the Links, Inc.