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Avery Brooks & LeVar Burton Participate In New Documentary Showing This Month

Avery Brooks & LeVar Burton Participate In New Documentary Showing This Month

A brand new documentary is set to hit the ariwaves at PBS this month.  Called "For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots", the two-part four hour doc uses letters, diaries, speeches, journalistic accounts, historical text and military records to document and acknowledge the sacrifices and accomplishments of African-American service men and women since the earliest days of the republic. And, it includes narration by Avery Brooks plus dramatic readings by LeVar Burton.

The story spans the Revolution to the Inauguration of Barack Obama and examines why, despite enormous injustice, these heroic men and women fought so valiantly for freedoms they themselves did not enjoy.

PBS calles it "a powerful documentary television series that salutes our African-American service men and women and reveres their dedicated allegiance to the United States military."

Much more than a collection of historical facts & figures, For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots is about heroes. At its heart are the emotional, first-hand accounts of the men and women who were in harm's way. Since the earliest days of this nation, the hopes, fears, thoughts, and observations of these brave warriors have been preserved in a fascinating collection of written texts. Objective, revealing, personal, compelling, heartbreaking and inspiring; these memories of those long gone resonate through time via dramatic readings by Morgan Freeman, Mel Gibson, Bill Cosby, Susan Sarandon, John Travolta, Ossie Davis, Robert Duvall, Delroy Lindo, Sam Elliot, Danny Glover, Walter Cronkite, Isaac Hayes, John Goodman, Ice-T, James Garner, Robert Townsend, Alan Rickman, LeVar Burton, Roscoe Lee Browne, Ruby Dee, John Amos, Danny Glover, Eriq La Salle, Angela Bassett, Chris Cooper, Alfre Woodard, Cliff Robertson, Louis Gossett Jr., Dulé Hill, Donald Sutherland, Blair Underwood, Kris Kristofferson, Anthony Chisholm, Isaiah Washington, Charles S. Dutton, Jessie L. Martin, Tom Berenger, and many others. Their words reveal an epic story of perseverance and triumph which the documentary vividly brings to life through the innovative use of rare photographs, archival materials, artistic reenactments, personal memorabilia, historical paintings and posters.

Find out more information here.


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