A Screening and Discussion of “For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots”

May 26, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 6:00 p.m., LBJ Auditorium

Mark K. Updegrove, LBJ Library Director, invites you to join Friends for A Screening and Discussion of For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots.

Ten years in the making, For Love of Liberty uses letters, diaries, speeches, journalistic accounts, historical text, and military records to document the sacrifices and accomplishments of African-American service men and women throughout U.S. military history. The story, introduced by Colin Powell and hosted by Halle Berry, spans the Revolution to the inauguration of President Obama and examines why these heroic men and women fought so valiantly for freedoms they themselves often did not enjoy.

After a 40 minute screening of an abbreviated version of the documentary, director Frank Martin, producer Rich Hull, film historian Colonel Krewasky Salter, and Dr. Betty Moseley Brown of the Department of Veterans Affairs will join us onstage to talk about their own experiences in the service and the making of this important film. The four-hour documentary will be shown in full on KLRU, a co-sponsor of this program, on May 30 at 1:00 p.m. DVDs of For Love of Liberty will be available for sale prior to the presentation in the upper lobby of the Auditorium.

The new exhibit CRONKITE: Eyewitness to a Century will remain open until 5:45 p.m. A reception for Friends members will follow the program. Please RSVP by returning the postcard enclosed with your invitation or by emailing friends@lbjlibrary.net by May 18. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Please bring your membership cards for admittance.

The LBJ Auditorium is located on the lower level of the LBJ Complex located at 2313 Red River Street. Access to the Auditorium will be through the lobby of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Free parking is available in the Library visitors’ lot (#38) and lot #39 only. Additional paid parking can be found in Manor Garage (2017 Robert Dedman Drive).