Alessandro Sinigaglia and Florentine Resistance
17 February 2021 - 18:00
Virtual Wednesday Lecture, on Zoom
by Antonella Bundu
Florence celebrates its liberation from Nazi-fascism on 11 August every year, because, on that date in 1944, the Sinigaglia Brigade was the first to enter Florence to liberate the city. However, many people do not know that the Sinigaglia Brigade was named in honour of the black partisan Alessandro Sinigaglia (“Vittorio”), who was killed in an ambush by the fascists in February 1944.
Antonella Bundu was born in Florence in 1969 to a Sierra Leonean father and an Italian mother, and defines herself as 'a black woman, Florentine and leftist'. An Oxfam civil rights activist, she has lived between Florence, Sierra Leone and England, then settled permanently in the Tuscan capital since 1989. She is a member of the Florence City Council.
To join this lecture with Zoom (no reservation necessary), simply click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89557711395?pwd=UkpJVFpIOGNNeXE4bGF6Q0FMRGZHdz09 at 18:00 on Wednesday 17th Februrary.