Long Beach Branch NAACP Invites Community to Screening of For Love of Liberty: Stories of Black Patriots in the Civil War
2011-11-11 · By Editor
The community is welcome to the documentary screening of the Black Patriots in the Civil War segment from For Love of Liberty. Frank Martin, the writer, director, and producer, will attend the Long Beach Branch NAACP Meeting, recognizing Veterans Day on November 20th, 2011 at Ernest McBride Park.
The powerful documentary film chronicles African-Americans who risked their lives to create and preserve freedom for their country while attempting to acquire it for themselves. The documentary won the award for Outstanding Documentary at the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards. It salutes our African-American service men and women and reveres their dedicated allegiance to the United States military. The film includes personalities such as Halle Berry, Avery Brooks, Walter Cronkite, Mel Gibson, Angela Bassett, Bill Cosby, Alfre Woodard, Ice-T, Colin Powell, Morgan Freeman, Susan Sarandon, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Robert Duvall, Kris Kristofferson, Robert Townsend, Julian Bond, Danny Glover, Donald Sutherland, Louis Gossett, Jr., Dennis Haysbert, John Travolta and many others.
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots begins at the dawn of U.S. history and uses letters, diaries, speeches, journalistic accounts, historical text and military records to document the accomplishments of African-American men and women since the earliest days of the republic. Their gripping personal stories paint a deeply moving historical account of service and sacrifice, from the Revolutionary War – whose first casualty was a Black man, Crispus Attucks – to today’s battle against global terrorism.
This is a great opportunity to gain additional knowledge regarding the contributions African-American veterans made for our country. Come and meet the writer, director and producer, Frank Martin, who dedicated ten years to make this incredible four-hour documentary that was broadcasted nationwide in February 2010 and is included in public venues such as The Smithsonian, The National Archives, The UN, and the National WWI Museum.
The Veterans Recognition Meeting will be held at Ernest McBride Park, 1550 Martin Luther King Blvd. The program will begin at 3:00pm. The Black Patriots in the Civil War segment of the documentary is thirty-five minutes. A reception will follow the program. It is free and open to the public with a reservation. To reserve your seat, email firstname.lastname@example.org.