Screening of Fighting on Both Fronts: The Story of the 370th

Join Mario Tharpe, the films writer and director for the video
“Fighting on Both Fronts: The Story of the 370th.” who will offer a
public screening and Q&A:

“Fighting on Both Fronts” tells the remarkable, but little known story
of one of the few African-American regiments to have fought in combat
during World War I.

The 370th. African-American unit were America’s unsung heroes – a
group of men from Illinois, largely from Chicago’s Bronzeville
neighborhood. They fought on two fronts – the war against the Germans
and the war against racism and inequality. During a period when
African-Americans tirelessly fought for basic human and civil rights,
these fighting soldiers marched off to war to show their patriotism
and loyalty to the U.S. But when they returned from war they realized
that, despite their sacrifices, the country still denied them civil

Come out and see the pre-showing of this 30 min. video and follow up
with questions and answer. The pre-screening will be at the following
locations: Please pass this information on to other veterans and

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
9800 Willow Springs Rd, Willow Springs, IL. 60480
Sunday, January 21st. and Sunday, January 28th. – both at 11:30 pm.


Sand Ridge Nature Park
15890 Paxton Ave., South Holland, IL. 60473
Saturday, January 27th. at 10:00 am and 1: 00 pm

If you are unable to come to either locations, the video will start
showing on WTTW PBS Chicago Channel 11, starting February 8th.

“Fighting on Both Fronts: The Story of the 370th” airs on WTTW PBS
Chicago Channel 11
Thursday, February 8th at 8:00pm
Friday, February 9th at 8:30pm

Executive Producers: Dan Soles & Bob Hercules
Written and Directed by Mario Tharpe
Director of Photography Keith Walker
Edited by Melissa Sterne
Original Music by Mark Bandy
Archival Research by Pat Lofthouse