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Historical Black Women in The Military


African-American women in military service also did not receive proper recognition for their service. Reflecting that apartheid custom, the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was the only African-American WA...

Tuskegee Airmen – Part 2: The Enemy Within


Criticism of the 99th's overseas combat record was instantaneous and virulent. After only a few months in combat, the Commander of the 12th Air Support Command assailed the performance of the Black pilots.  "Officers ...

Tuskegee Airmen — Clipped Wings – Pt. 1


The pilots of America’s WWII armed forces were highly skilled flyers who became the stars of war stories and the ingredients of legends.   These pilots were and are the first line of defense, the protectors of our fl...

Tuskegee Airmen: Pt. 4 – Red Tails and Black Aces


The mere decision to go to war for their country, a country that deprived them of basic human rights, proves even further the competence and unheralded character of some of the greatest men in American history. The pi...

The Tuskegee Airmen – Pt. 3: Jim Crow’s Graveyard


The Tuskegee Airmen -- Part 3 – Jim Crow’s Graveyard. Shooting down #German airplanes, rather than effectively carrying out the assigned duties of close ground support and bomber escort, emerged as the criterion for ...

Gen. Frank E. Petersen: A Real Tough Guy


A profile in the courage of Frank E. Petersen, the first Black general to wear Marine Green. Guest: General Frank E. Peterson (302)

Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James


Moving in tandem with American history, the bold and brave first Black four-star general of the U. S. Air Force, Daniel “Chappie” James, in a rare historic television appearance on Tony Brown’s Journal, offered to hi...

America’s Black Eagles: The Tuskegee Airmen — 4-Part Series


Discusses the Black experience in the military, focuses on the training and participation of Black airmen in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, such as the Tuskegee Airmen of the 99th Fighter Squadron. Also ...

Saving Private Washington


On the 50th anniversary of the signing of the executive order that officially desegregated the nation’s armed forces, Hollywood was showing its version of that war era.  Many Black veterans felt it was another example...

When The Sisters Came Marching Home


The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was the only African-American WAC unit to serve overseas in WWII. This unit was responsible for redirecting the mail to the GI's on the battlefield, a Sisyphean feat, cons...