Please join us for a screening of the documentary Kosciuszko: A Man Before His Time!
There are more statutes of Tadeusz Kosciuszko in America than any historical figure except for George Washington - and every day, millions of New Yorkers hear about traffic jams on the Kosciuszko Bridge! But did you know that Gen. Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1746-1817) was:
• A national hero in Poland and the United States
• Freedom fighter, military leader, and defender of the Polish 1795 Constitution: the first democratic constitution in Europe
• An ardent advocate for the rights of European serfs, African Slaves, Native Americans, Jews, Women, and all other disenfranchised social groups on two continents
• An engineer and designer of West Point
• A close friend of Thomas Jefferson. In his will, he left his salary from the American Revolution to Jefferson, with instructions to buy slaves – and then free them. Jefferson called him "the purest son of liberty, I have ever known."
Please join us at a screening and learn more about Gen. Tadeusz Kosciuszko’s legacy.
March 30th at 7pm
Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
(Yes, if you are coming from Queens you need to cross The Kosciuszko Bridge to get there!)
The screening is part of celebrating the UNESCO Year of Kosciuszko marking the 200-year legacy of Gen. Tadeusz Kosciuszko since his death in 1817.