For Love of Liberty - Black History Film Program - Main Library
Date: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Time: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
For Love Of Liberty: The Story Of America's Black Patriots is a documentary film by Frank Martin that was first broadcast nationwide in 2010 by the Public Broadcast System (PBS).
If prevalent and accepted accounts of American History – both scholarly and those portrayed by Hollywood – are to be believed, the face of the United States Armed Services was white.
The truth is over 5,000 Black soldiers fought in the American Revolution. And though most were not recognized as citizens or even free man, more than 200,000 took up arms in the Civil War. Over 380,000 African-Americans served in WW I and more than 2,000,000 defended this country in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Yet most accounts of their valiant actions are absent from history books and contemporary film.
For Love Of Liberty: The Story Of America's Black Patriots finally, and for the first time, sets the record straight.
Lorain Public Library will be showing an abridged version of the 4 hour, 2 part PBS documentary.
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