MEMOIRS OF A SECOND CLASS HERO – ADIFF Black History Month 2017
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W. 120th St
New York, NY 10027
Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 @ 3pm
At 93 years old, Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson recalls his trials and tribulations from early childhood racism in America to his segregated military experience and overseas combat deployment in WWII. He tells of his stay as a P.O.W. in Nazi Germany and recalls his sobering walk through Dachau Concentration Camp, which was liberated only 2 days earlier. After heroically serving his country in the world’s worst war, Alex joyfully returned home only to be greeted by racism, bigotry and segregation. Dir. Mike Rott, 2014, USA, 70 min, English.