This evening there will be an author talk by journalism professor Alexis Clark about her new biography called “Enemies in Love” (New Press, c2018). This is a true love story between a black army nurse who falls in love with a German prisoner of war in Arizona during World War II. Elinor Powell was an African American nurse in the U.S. military who pulled a second-class assignment, in a dusty, sun-baked – and segregated – Western town. Brought together by unlikely circumstances in a racist world, Elinor and Frederick Albert, a soldier in Hitler’s army who was captured by the allies and shipped to a prisoner-of-war camp in the Arizona desert, fell in love – instead of becoming bitter enemies. Their dramatic story was unearthed by journalist Alexis Clark, who through years of interviews and historical research, has pieced together an astounding narrative of race and true love in the cauldron of war. Don’t miss this interesting biographical talk by Professor Clark at the Milton Art Center. This event is jointly sponsored by Milton Historical Society and Milton Public Library.
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