Friday, February 11, 2011

Library Video of the Week, February 14, 2011.

For Love of Liberty: the story of America’s Black Patriots, directed by Frank Martin. Written by Frank Martin and Jeff Stetson. Hosted by Halle Berry, with contributions by Colin Powell, Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman and others.

Library Call Number: E185.63 .F67 2009.
          The numbers are impressive: 5,000 African-Americans fought for the American Rebellion, more than 200,000 fought in the Civil War, 380,000 fought and died in World War I France and more than 2 million took up arms in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Yet their story remains underrepresented. This television documentary, through letters, diaries and military reports of action, chronicle the contribution of African American men and women at arms throughout the nation’s history, from its beginning struggle with Great Britain through the current war in Afghanistan.

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