May 23, 2013

MAY 24 -- PBS Special on Loreta Velazquez, Confederate Soldier turned Union Spy


REBEL - A VOCES ON PBS SPECIAL
FRIDAY, MAY 24 at 10:00 PM ET



REBEL is the story of Loreta Velazquez, Confederate soldier turned Union spy.

She was dismissed as a hoax for a hundred and fifty years, but new evidence shows Loreta, a Cuban immigrant from New Orleans, was one of an estimated 1000 secret women soldiers of the American Civil War.

Deftly weaving lush dramatized scenes of Loreta's riveting tale, vivid storytellers, archival material, and animation, this is a film about a woman, a myth and the politics of national memory.

Who was Loreta Velazquez? Why did she fight? And what made her so dangerous she was erased from history?   Watch and find out!

Click here for the trailer.