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Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, At Home and At War

February 27, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

| $22.09

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Join us at the Alliance Française de San Francisco with author, Linda Hervieux for an extraordinary program for Forgotten, hosted by Maison de la Culture Noire Américaine.

Forgotten” has received quite a warm welcome; Mme. Hervieux has appeared on NPR, MSNBC and received excellent reviews from the Washington Post and Tom Brokaw:

In the early hours of June 6, 1944, the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, a unit of African American soldiers, landed on the beaches of France. Their orders were to man a curtain of armed balloons meant to deter enemy aircraft. One member of the 320th would be nominated for the Medal of Honor,  an award he would never receive. The nation’s highest decoration was not given to black soldiers in World War II.  

In telling the story of the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, Linda Hervieux offers a vivid account of the tension between racial politics and national service in wartime America, and a moving narrative of human bravery and perseverance in the face of injustice.

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Alliance Francaise de San Francisco
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(415) 775-7755
1345 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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