In honor of Veterans’ Day, the Evanston Public Library staff invites community members of all ages to view the moving two-part documentary, For Love of Liberty, on the history of African Americans in the military. Both screenings are free and take place at the Main Library on Church Street between Orrington and Chicago Avenues.
Saturday, November 17 (part 1)
and Sunday, November 18 (part 2)
3 pm, Community Meeting Room, 1st Floor
Evanston Public Library (1703 Orrington Avenue)
The acclaimed PBS documentary uses letters, diaries, speeches, news articles and military records to document and acknowledge the sacrifices and accomplishments of African-American service men and women since the earliest days of the republic. For Love of Liberty examines why, despite enormous injustice, these heroic men and women fought so valiantly for freedoms they themselves did not enjoy. Hosted by Colin Powell and Halle Berry, featuring Morgan Freeman, Bill Cosby, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Danny Glover, Delroy Lindo, Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance, and Alfre Woodard.
Part 1 - The American Revolution through World War I
Part 2 - World War II through President Obama