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For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots

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This preview offers a 40-minute peek at what may well be an alternate history of America: a four-hour documentary tracing black American servicemen and freedom fighters all the way from Crispus Attucks, the escaped slave who has gone down in history as the first man to spill his blood for the American Revolution, to the modern-day War on Terror. Featuring the participation of an all-star cast — a partial list includes Morgan Freeman, Bill Cosby, Susan Sarandon, John Travolta, Ossie Davis, Robert Duvall, Kris Kristofferson, Delroy Lindo, Sam Elliott, Danny Glover, Isaac Hayes, Alan Rickman and executive producer Lou Gossett Jr. — and executive produced by Vanderbilt grad Richard Hull, the two-part doc will air locally at 8 p.m. Feb. 11 and 18 on NPT-Channel 8. For this preview event, director Frank Martin will host and conduct a Q&A afterward, free and open to the public.
Fri., Jan. 29, 7 p.m., 2010

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