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+ Add to calendar 2017-02-07 6:00:00 PM 2017-02-07 7:30:00 PM America/Mexico_City US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 Meet the Author
Location: US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center
945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Robert Child presents The Lost Eleven: The Forgotten Story

6:00 p.m. Presentation  |  7:00 p.m. Book Signing

Presented in partnership with The Amistad Research Center at Tulane University

During the Battle of the Bulge, Nazis massacred 11 brave African American soldiers in the village of Wereth, Belgium. Although they sacrificed their lives during a time when they weren’t treated equally because of the color of their skin—even on American soil—this heroic story was left out of history books. It took 70 years for Congress to recognize the valor and bravery of these 11 men. Coauthor Robert Child tells the individual stories of these artillerymen, the Belgian family that took them in, and the boy who couldn’t forget the courageous men who died in the field. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Kara Tucina Olidge, PhD—executive director of the Amistad Research Center at Tulane—will introduce the program.

For more information call 504-528-1944 x 229.

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Order The Lost Eleven: The Forgotten Story of Black American Soldiers Brutally Massacred in World War II today and we'll have it waiting for you at the event; just enter promo code "PICKUP" on the shopping-cart screen. If you cannot attend the event, preorder today and an autographed copy of the book will ship out after the event, no later than Thursday, February 8.