Spanish Civil War Eulogy
Among the documents, his son found a moving four-page eulogy titled, “A Negro Hero Dies.” The words reflect admiration and respect for a man named Douglas Roach. Sol fought in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade with his brother Harry, but they were separated in Spain and Harry went missing.
Who was Douglas Roach? And what happened to Sol’s brother Harry?
History Detectives investigates.
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Douglas Roach Eulogy
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