In honor of Memorial Day, the LBJ Library and KLRU will host an extraordinary event honoring the achievements of African-American servicemen and women and their contributions to the freedoms we cherish on Wednesday, May 26, starting at 6 p.m. RSVP here
The event will feature a screening of the documentary For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots and a panel discussion. It is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. Panelists are scheduled to include Clarence Sasser, one of two living African American Medal of Honor recipients; Rich Hull, Producer, Love of Liberty; Frank Martin, Director, Love of Liberty; Dr. Betty Moseley Brown, Center for Women Veterans.
Ten years in the making, For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots, uses letters, diaries, speeches, journalistic accounts, historical text, and military records to document and acknowledge the sacrifices and accomplishments of African-American servicemen and women since the earliest days of our country. 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. It portrays an honest account, stirring in the telling and leaving an indelible mark on mind and heart.