18 February 2010

For Love of Liberty ~ African American Warriors

Just watched the first half of For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots on WGBH! Since before the birth of the US -- from Crispus Attucks to the 54th Massachusetts Volunteers through the Buffalo Soldiers, Harlem Hellfighters, Tuskegee Airmen, and the contemporary achievements of Colin Powell and colleagues -- African Americans have served "in harms way". The glory of the story is that despite enormous injustices at the time and over the decades, these discriminations and inconsistencies have been largely rooted out and inequities corrected. Liberty triumphant! Check out the intro...

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