In conjunction with Black History Month, Rondo Community Library will host a screening of Black Border Warriors: The Seminole Negro Indian Scouts.
Black Border Warriors tells the epic story of a unique group of African-Americans, the Black Seminole. It follows their flight from slavery in Georgia and South Carolina to Spanish Florida where they fought against the U.S. in the Seminole Wars. They were subsequently forced to march west to what was called “the Indian Territory “ in Oklahoma, and eventually spent 20-years exiled in Mexico, were they were recruited by the U.S. Army in Texas to form an elite commando unit—the Seminole Negro Indian Scouts—during the Indian Wars in 1870s and 1880s. The film was recently awarded Best Documentary at the 2018 Black International Cinema Berlin Festival.
Doors will open at 2:30 p.m, the screening will begin at 3 p.m. and the free film screening will be followed by a Q & A with producer Joseph P. Hill.
Joseph P. Hill retired after working more than 20 years as a television journalist. He moved from upstate New York to Saint Paul five years ago to be near his family.