This is a great film about African Americans who went to Spain to fight fascism as part of International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War. There’s an online event today about it. h/t ⁦…
Langston Hughes is mentioned in the film. This is a brief intro to what he wrote about the link between fascism, racism, and the Spanish Civil War
"Cause if a free Spain wins this war,
The colonies, too, are free" Langston Hughes #SpanishCivilWar
Letter From Spain - Langston Hughes…
One of the volunteers said the Italian fascist invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 galvanized him. I urge you to read @MaazaMengiste’s brilliant The Shadow King which was shortlisted for the Booker, about the women and men who fought back Mussolini’s troops…
Before Spain, there was Ethiopia. Fuck fascism always and everywhere… Film poster for Invisible Heroes: African Americans in the S

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