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For love of liberty : the story of America's black patriots
Library ed.
Publication Information:
[Agoura, Calif.] : Distributed by Eleventh Day Entertainment, Inc., c2010.
Physical Description:
3 videodiscs (ca. 501 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Edition statement on disc and spine.

"Library edition. Full length documentary formatted into 2 episodes as it was originally broadcast on PBS."--Web site.
The revolution through World War II World War II through President Obama For love of liberty, abridged version For love of liberty : stories of Black patriots in the Civil War Archive material Photomontages
Gain an unprecedented look at the experiences and accomplishments of African Americans in the military, and learn why such a group of heroic men and women would fight for the freedom of others that they themselves weren't able to enjoy. Hosted by Halle Berry with an introduction by Colin Powell, and features the voices of Morgan Freeman, Bill Cosby, Danny Glover, John Travolta, and many more.
System Details:
DVD; NTSC; all regions; widescreen format; Dolby digital 2.0.
Language Note:
English Dolby digital 2.0 with optional English subtitles. English subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.


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Nonfiction DVD DVD 355.008996 FOR 3 DISCS 1 1

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Author Notes

Colin Powell was born on April 5, 1937 in New York City and attended both the City College of New York and George Washington University and also served in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps.

Powell served in the Army during Vietnam as both a captain and a major and later became senior military assistant to the Secretary of Defense. He joined the National Security Council and took over the Army Forces Command when he was made a four-star general. President Bush nominated Powell for Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, where he helped plan the invasion of Panama and assisted in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Powell retired from the military and recorded his memories in his book, My American Journey. In 2012 Powell published a book about his life experiences and lessons learned entitled, It Worked for Me. (Bowker Author Biography)

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