Film, American Experience: The Fight

by Public User Archive

June 22, 1938 saw the rematch between the African American heavyweight Joe Louis and his German opponent Max Schmeling. It was an historic event freighted with symbolic significance, both a harbinger of the civil rights movement and a prelude to World War II. This program captures the swirl of events leading up to it, the impact Louis’s victory had on black America and its significance for Jews on both sides of the Atlantic. (Ages 15 to Adults) No RSVP required. FREE

Date: 08/13/2009

Time: 1:30 pm-3:00pm

Location: Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

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