Manasota ASALH, in conjunction with the Ringling College of Art and Design, has produced the film “Veterans of Color.” The premiere showing was held Friday January 27, 2012 at the Glenridge Performing Arts Center in Sarasota, FL. A capacity audience of more than 250 people, consisting of ASALH members, the Veterans depicted in the film and invited guests, were in attendance. The response from the audience was extremely positve and additional favorable comments arrive almost daily via e-mail and letters.

The film challenges perceptions and labels historically given to people of color by highlighting the struggles and triumphs of black men and women. Manasota ASALH seeks to enlighten the public of the many contributions of African American male and female veterans whose stories might otherwise be lost in history. In addition the film also provides role models who are needed today to counter a culture of low aspirations and attainment among too many of our youth of color. It is encouraging that the comments from the audience clearly affirm the use of the film in this manner. The project team is now in the process of shaping a distribution plan consistent with these objectives.

Visit the Veterans Of Color webpage.

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