For love of liberty : the story of American black patriots

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  • Creator a film by Frank Martin ; directed by Frank Martin ; written by Frank Martin & Jeff Stetson ; produced by Frank Martin, Rudy Poe, James Crite ; story by James Crite, Jeff Stetson ; an Eleventh Day Entertainment Production
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication Collector's edition. [United States] : Love of Liberty, LLC. , [2009] ©2009
  • Physical Details
    • 3 videodiscs (240 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in
  • OCLC ocn668211821
  • Credits
    • Host, Halle Berry ; narration, Avery Brooks; introduction, General Colin Powell
    • Other contributors include John Amos, Angela Bassett, Tom Berenger, Avery Brooks, Roscoe Lee Browne, LeVar Burton, Chris Cooper, Barry Corbin, Bill Cosby, Walter Cronkite, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Michael Clarke Duncan, Charles S. Dutton, Robert Duvall, Morgan Freeman, James Garner, Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, John Goodman, Louis Gossett Jr., Isaac Hayes, Dule Hill, Ice-T, Kris Kristofferson, Eriq LaSalle, Delroy Lindo, Jesse L. Martin, Harold Perrineau Jr., Jonathan Pryce, Alan Rickman, Cliff Robertson, Susan Sarandon, Ron Silver, Donald Sutherland, Larenz Tate, Robert Townsend, Glynn Thurman, Blair Underwood, Courtney B. Vance, Isaiah Washington, and Alfre Woodard
    • Editor, Jack Sherman ; directors of photography, Christopher R. Burke, Kim Haun ; music composed by Lawrence Brown, John William Doryk, Alan Lindgren


  • "From the Revolution to the Civil War, from the World Wars to present day fighting in Afghanistan, this inspiring epic saga of African American military sacrifices dramatically, and for all time, sets the record straight ."-- Cover.


  • "Based on the 4-hour documentary film by Frank Martin, broadcast on Public Television".
  • Sponsored by the US Army, USBank, Ford, State Farm Insurance, and mpt.
  • "5 1/2 hours of rare bonus material." Was my brother in the battle music video; Colin Powell unedited intro; Deleted scenes; archival footage; photo montages.
  • DVD; NTSC all region; Dolby 5.1 ; widescreen version presented in a letterbox widescreen format.
  • English with optional English subtites.


  • pt. 1. Introduction ; The revolutionary war ; The war of 1812 ; The civil war ; Buffalo soldiers ; The great war -- World War 2 -- pt. 2. Introduction ; World War 2, pt. 2 ; Korea ; Vietnam ; The Middle East
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