Friday, July 13, 6PM – 9:30PM
49 Washington Street
Reception and Q&A Session with the film’s producer Ms. Noemi Figueroa Soulet
This event is a fund-raiser for the New Jersey Hispanic Research and information Center (NJHRIC) at the Newark Public Library.
The Borinqueneers chronicles the story of the all-Puerto Rican 65th Infantry Regiment, the only Hispanic segregated unit in U.S. Army history. Using rare archival footage and intimate interviews, this film explores the exploits andpainful tribulations of these now-forgotten veterans. Risking their lives to further the cause of democracy, these soldiers from the U.S. colony of Puerto Rico, were drafted but were not afforded full citizenship rights. Many served and died valiantly. During the Korean War they would face their toughest challenge,.
ADMISSION IS FREE, BUT PLEASE NOTE THAT SEATING IS VERY LIMITED AND REQUIRES PRIOR RESERVATIONS.
To RSVP call Newark Museum at call (973) 596-6550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, including directions to Newark Museum, visit www.newarkmuseum.org.
The museum is easily accessible from New York City.
It is 3 blocks from the NJ Path Station – Broad Street Station.
We hope you will be able to join us for a well-deserved and long-overdue recognition of the Puerto Rican 65th Regiment.