Mary the Borderstan Movie Fan looks at the media from the perspective of Black History Month. Normally, her column runs every two weeks and previous reviews are listed at the end.
Although we are already in the last week of Black History Month, there is still time to catch up on offerings in the media and at the movies.
A friend has mentioned that there will be a new and exhaustive history of African Americans in the military coming out on WETA on February 21. It’s called For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots. If the title sounds overly didactic, the series seems to follow suit, but the information is, like much Black History, startling in showing how tragic and yet how courageous has been the progress of African Americans in helping our country’s to reach any semblance of justice on race.
WETA’s web page has a list of all its offerings, and especially of walking tours in and around Washington where aspects of Black History can be made more tangible.