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American History. We also have Negro League Baseball memorabilia as
well as Buffalo Soldier and Tuskegee Airmen related items.
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For Love of Liberty - The
Story of America's Black Patriots
3-DVD PBS documentary
For Love of Liberty - The Story of America's
If prevalent and accepted
accounts of American History – both scholarly and those
portrayed by Hollywood – are to be believed, the face of the
United States Armed Services was white.
The truth is
over 5,000 Black soldiers fought in the American Revolution. And
though most were not recognized as citizens or even free men,
more than 200,000 took up arms in the Civil War. Over 380,000
African-Americans served in World War I and more than 2,000,000
defended this country in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Yet
most accounts of their valiant actions are absent from history
books and contemporary film.
For Love Of
Liberty: The Story Of America's Black Patriots finally, and
for the first time, sets the record straight. It's a 3-DVD
documentary that was ten years in the making. It's introduced by
Colin Powell and features narration by an all-star cast
including Halle Berry, Morgan Freeman, Bill Cosby, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee,
Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, John Amos, Blair Underwood, Robert
Townsend, Louis Gossett Jr and many others.
Watch the promotional trailer for documentary
Love Of Liberty: The Story Of America's Black Patriots
finally, and for the first time, sets the record
straight about the dedicated service and sacrifice by
African American servicemen and women. It covers
the Revolutionary War, The War of 1812, The Civil War,
Buffalo Soldiers, World War I & II, Korea, Vietnam and
the Middle East. The DVD set will make a perfect gift
for any current or former military member and not just
African American's because it's theme, the price of
liberty, is relevant to all Americans. Order today.
For Love of Liberty
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Black History Month is a time to reflect on the contributions
that African Americans have made to American society and to the
rest of the world. The two main reasons our accomplishments need
to be highlighted and acknowledged is really simple but some people Black and White seem to miss
Reason #1:It helps to
dispel racist attitudes and beliefs.
One of the cornerstones of racism is the belief in
racial superiority. However, the notion of racial superiority can only
exist if you're ignorant about other races, specifically if
you're ignorant about their
contributions to society. A pure racist doesn't want to know or accept
anything about Black history or anybody else's history for that matter. They don't want
anything to shake the foundation of their racist beliefs. However, Black
History Month helps to chip away at those attitudes by
highlighting the contributions of historic Black Americans and
also by spotlighting current Black achievement.
Reason #2:It helps
develop pride and self-esteem. Images have a profound effect on the
way we see the world and the way we perceive ourselves and
Historically we've all been fed a steady diet of outrageous
stereotypical images on television and in films. Also the major
news media will quickly report any negative aspect of the Black
community. However it is usually reluctant to report on the many positive things
happening in those same communities. In this day and age, shock
value will win over substance every time.
When did you
last see a news story that focused on any of the following
topics: - the huge and constantly growing Black middle-class - profiles on Black millionaires - profiles
on Black owned businesses
- the ever increasing number of high-school and college
graduates - profiles on Black doctors, educators and other professionals
During Black History Month we
mainly focus on historic achievements. It's true that past achievements help to foster pride and
self-esteem. However, we need to focus more on the positive achievements
occurring in our Black communities and around the world today. We need to spotlight the
advances we've made over the years and celebrate how far we've come.
Every Black History Month
should be used as a report card to monitor how far we've advanced from the
year before and it should provide information on things like:
- how many millionaires - how many middle-class families - the number of Black-owned businesses - the buying power of Blacks - the number of registered voters - the number of elected officials
- average income and how it compares to the rest of society -
a list Black owned banks and financial institutions - a
national Black business directory
- the physical health of Black Americans and how it compares to others
This is the type information that should be reported and updated every February
and highlighted by the media (primarily by the Black media) all month long.
The focus on Black "History" is fine but we also need to focus on
the progress we've made and celebrate our successes. We need to
focus on where we're going and not just where we've been.