“For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots”

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will present a world premiere screening of “For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots,” Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Carmichael Auditorium at the American History Museum. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

The 40-minute film features Halle Berry and is narrated by Avery Brooks, with an introduction by Gen. Colin Powell. It is an excerpt from a four-hour, two-part documentary that will air on PBS in February, coinciding with Black History Month.

The documentary 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 are a deeply moving chronicle of sacrifice, from the Revolutionary War—whose first casualty was a black man, Crispus Attucks—to the current battle against global terrorism.

Posted: 13 January 2010
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