Sunday, February 21, 2010

Louis Gossett Jr. Produces, Halle Berry Hosts "For The Love of Liberty": A Salute to Black Patriots

When you think of American patriotism what comes to mind? George Washington? Patrick Henry or maybe even Paul Revere? It appears some important names have been omitted so try googling "famous patriots" or "American patriotism" and see what you get. Better yet what images pop up in your search results?

Ever heard of Crispus Attucks, Dorie Miller, or the Tuskegee Airman? It's interesting how these AMERICAN PATRIOTS aren't mentioned on page one of your Google search results considering their loyalty to a country that denied them basic human rights. But in this new documentary project "For The Love Of Liberty: The Story of American's Black Patriots" the image and meaning of patriotism has been redefined.

"Let it be said that the Negro soldier did his duty under the flag, whether that flag protected him or not."--Edward A. Johnson, Spanish-American War Historian.

Executive Produced by Academy Award winner, Louis Gossett Jr., and hosted by Oscar winner, Halle Berry , "For The Love of Liberty" honors the sacrifices and accomplishments of African-American sevicemen AND WOMEN since the start of this country.

Lending their talents to this pivotal project are Ossie Davis, Avery Brooks, Mel Gibson, Angela Bassett, Morgan Freeman, Charles Dutton, and Alfre Woodard just to name a few. Purchase the DVD through the online store and see a different perspective on American history and American war stories. Watch this clip!

1 comment:

jd_motownwest said...

This is an awesome series EVERYONE should watch!