Learning Beyond the Classics: Hollywood In and Out of Vietnam
Directed by Richard F. Barker, Bill Berry
With Roy Jefferson, Le Tari, and Haskell V. Anderson III
Not Rated, 78 minutes, Blu-ray
Three African American soldiers fight alongside each other in Vietnam. When they return home to their small Southern town after their service, they are greeted by racial prejudices despite having fought for their nation. Taking the fight to the ballot, they start a voter registration drive, which angers the local white powers-that-be. When the Klan appears in an effort to intimidate the veterans, the fight continues outside the regular boundaries of the law with the veterans sticking it to the Klan.
Co-presented by the Department of American Studies, Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, and the David A. Heskin and Marilou Brill Endowment for Excellence