Come to Lorain’s Main Library to learn African American history on the big screen.
Some sources including a documentary filmmaker say more black soldiers fought in America’s wars than American history books and films portray.
In honor of Black History Month, the Lorain Public Library System’s (LPLS) Main Library presents:
See this film at Lorain’s Main Library located at 351 W. Sixth Street, Lorain.
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).
LPLS will be showing an abridged version of the four-hour, two-part PBS documentary.
For Love of Liberty.org states:
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.
For Love Of Liberty: The Story Of America's Black Patriots documentary aims to set the record straight for the first time.
The truth is over 5,000 black soldiers fought in the American Revolution, according to For Love of Liberty.org.
Though most black soldiers were not recognized as citizens or even free men, more than 200,000 took up arms in the Civil War.
Over 380,000 African-Americans served in World War I and more than 2 million 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.
Learn more at For Love of Liberty.org
And don’t miss this extraordinary documentary.
For more information, call the Main Library at 440-244-1192 or 1-800-322-READ, ext. 450.
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