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Gen. Frank E. Petersen: A Real Tough Guy

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

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)

Saving Private Washington

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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...

The Black Platoon

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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 ...

Gender In The Military: The Air Force

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Officials respond to charges of gender discrimination in the Air Force.  (1813)

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...

The Tuskegee Airmen

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Action-filled 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: Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., Edward C. Gleed, Roscoe C. Brown...

Flying For The Cause

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Tuskegee Airmen – Part 2: The Enemy Within

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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 ...