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The Invalid Corps: A Forgotten History of Disabled Americans

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In recognition of Veterans and Military Families Month, join the DC Office of Disability Rights and the DC Public Library for a film screening of The Invalid Corps followed by an audience discussion with filmmaker Day Al-Mohamed.

Created in 1863, the Invalid Corps was made up of men who had been “disabled by wounds or by disease contracted in the line of duty”. In July 1864, the Invalid Corps were the only defenders of Washington, DC against Confederate General Jubal Early and his 15,000 fighting men. This is the story of men with disabilities, of men with honor, and of men whose place in history shouldn't be forgotten. We are proud to tell you of the Invalid Corps and the men who served it.

When: Wednesday, November 7th at 6:30 PM

Location: Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave, NW

RSVP: https://invalid-corps.eventbrite.com

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