We are truly grateful that the United States Army and Summit Marketing provided us with an opportunity to help them bring this important story into the classrooms and homes of students.
Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) February 2, 2010
Forum One Communications, a leader in online strategy and web site development, today announced the launch of a new official web site for the U.S. Army to honor the hard work and sacrifices that African-American servicemen and servicewomen have made on behalf of the United States. Forum One Communications developed http://www.ForLoveofLiberty.net in partnership with Summit Marketing.
From The Revolutionary War through the War on Terrorism, students, educators, and veterans will experience the life of African-American soldiers through contemporary and archival stories, photos, and videos. Veterans and their families are invited to share their own stories on the web site and a selection of these stories will be featured alongside the site's existing content.
The launch corresponds with the upcoming release of a PBS documentary sponsored by the U.S. Army: "For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots," which premieres in February during Black History Month. The documentary is hosted by Halle Berry and includes an introduction by Colin Powell. It features dramatic readings by Bill Cosby, Ossie Davis, and Robert Duvall.
"Through Forum One's work on ForLoveofLiberty.net, our staff gained a new appreciation for the sacrifices of African-American soldiers," said Michael Walsh, project director at Forum One Communications. "It is all too clear that their great contribution to American history too often goes untold. We are truly grateful that the United States Army and Summit Marketing provided us with an opportunity to help them bring this important story into the classrooms and homes of students."
In addition to rich, interactive on-site content, the site provides downloadable educational materials, including classroom discussion guides developed by two accomplished curricula creators, Marcy Johnson, Ph.D and Jewell Winn, Ed.D. Presented in the For Educators section of the site, the materials will help high school and college educators bring the PBS documentary into their classrooms.
Forum One provides expertise in internet strategy, online community and collaboration, user experience and design, and building innovative web sites to help organizations expand their influence and increase their impact. For more information, visit forumone.com.
Summit Marketing is an award-winning integrated marketing solutions company that connects their clients and their stakeholders at every meaningful touch-point and – in turn – drives maximum and measurable results. For more information, visit summitmarketing.com.