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America’s Black Eagles — Part 4: Red Tails and Black Aces

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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 ...

The Chief (Alfred Anderson)

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The father of Black Aviation, Charles A. “Chief” Anderson, turned the tide against segregation in the armed services when he gave Eleanor Roosevelt her first plane ride with a Black pilot – an experience which the US ...

When The Sisters Came Marching Home

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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...

Another Kind of Space Man

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Profile of Black Astronaut Frederick Drew Gregory. Guest:  Col. Frederick Gregory, Astronaut (322)

Big Eagle

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A Rap with Colin L. Powell

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A discussion of Gen. Colin Powell and whether Americans would elect a black President. (1918)

Flying For The Cause

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From the Library of Black History: Black Eagles

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A 30-minute version of the 90-minute theatrical documentary of how The Tuskegee Airmen Shot Jim Crow Out of the Skies. A true WWII story starring the real heroes themselves. (1304)

The Black Platoon

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When the Eagle Flies – The Impact of the Black Soldier

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An examination of the impact of the black soldier in the nation's armed forces, his role as a leader in race relations and a pictorial history of the Black 92nd Division during WWII. (203)