Tuskegee Airmen
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The Tuskegee Airmen

     
 

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The struggle of America's first African American fighter pilots is explored as narrator Ossie Davis tells the inspiring tale of the brave Tuskegee Airmen and the bold steps they took to prove they had the skills and abilities to take to the skies and defend their nation. The year was 1941 and the world was at war. As the U.S. military embarks on a historical…  See more details below

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The struggle of America's first African American fighter pilots is explored as narrator Ossie Davis tells the inspiring tale of the brave Tuskegee Airmen and the bold steps they took to prove they had the skills and abilities to take to the skies and defend their nation. The year was 1941 and the world was at war. As the U.S. military embarks on a historical experiment to see if African Americans had the intellectual and physical capacities to maneuver an aircraft in the heat of combat, a select group of African American subjects traveled into the segregated south to follow their dreams of becoming America's first black fighter pilots, and show the people who didn't think it was possible that they had what it takes to get the job done. The struggle that ensued was monumental, and the outcome of the experiment would change the face of the American military forever.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/11/2004
UPC:
0841887050883
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:00:00
Sales rank:
16,194

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [1:34]
2. Coming Home [7:15]
3. The Battle for the Right to Fight [7:21]
4. Welcome to Tuskegee [5:12]
5. Learning to Fly [6:59]
6. Winning Their Wings [5:08]
7. Trial By Fire [5:48]
8. Victory for the Red Tails [7:31]
9. A Disappointing Homecoming [4:14]
10. An Everlasting Legacy [4:49]
11. Credits [:46]

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