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An Italian Story for Black History Month (February 19, 2013)

Date:

02/22/2013


An Italian Story for Black History Month (February 19, 2013)

In the context of the celebrations for February, Black History Month, the Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum  of Culver City presented on February 19 the documentary "Inside Buffalo", by Fred Kuwornu and Patrick Jeffrey, featuring the history and brave actions of the soldiers of the 92nd Infantry Division, the African American segregated combat unit who fought in World War Two.
The public screening was attended by 88-year old veteran Ivan  Houston, who received a proclamation from Consul General Perrone.
Ivan J. Houston was only 19 years old when he entered combat against the Germans at the Arno River in Italy. Ivan has written a book, Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II: Memories of the Only Negro Infantry Division to Fight in Europe During World War II in which he chronicles the exploits of the 92nd Division.

The 92nd Division was featured in the Spike Lee movie Miracle at St. Anna. L. A. Councilwoman Jan Perry also attended the event.


 


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