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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

CANCELLED: Altadena Public Library Presents Screening of Pacific Film Foundation’s “With One Tied Hand” and Book Discussion with Ivan J. Houston

“At this time, we are unable to show the documentary film, “With One Tied Hand” at the February 27th Event, and are therefore cancelling the event.  Through no fault of ours, the owners of the film have chosen to delay public screening of the film while they handle a variety of issues in their organization. We are sorry for this late notice and hope to reschedule the screening at a later time. – Altadena Public Library”

Saturday, February 27th at 4:00 p.m. in the Barbara J. Pearson Community Room of the Main Library.

“With One Tied Hand” tells the true story of the Buffalo Soldiers of World War II, through the eyes of the grateful Italian people they liberated.

“The Pacific Film Foundation (PFF) is following Ivan J. Houston, Buffalo Soldier and Author, Black Warriors. PFF is producing a feature length documentary film about the deep love and eternal gratitude of the Italian people (Tuscany) for being liberated from the German and Italian fascists in WWII, by the Buffalo Soldiers of the 92nd Infantry Division.” – Director Joe Hartnett

The film is adapted from Ivan J. Houston’s 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, which he will be in attendance to discuss.

In Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II, author Ivan J. Houston recounts his experiences, when, as a nineteen-year-old California college student, he entered the US Army and served with the 3rd Battalion, 370th Infantry Regiment, 92nd Division of the US Fifth Army from 1943 to 1945.

Drawn from minute-by-minute records of the unit’s activities compiled by Houston during his deployment in Italy, this account describes both the historic encounters and the achievements of his fellow black soldiers during this breakthrough period in American military history. It tells of how the Buffalo Soldiers fought alongside other American troops, including Japanese Americans and soldiers from Great Britain, Brazil, South Africa, and India.

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