In Their Own Words:The Tuskegee Airmen

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Here is the story of the famed aviation pioneers, the Tuskegee Airmen, who were the first African American pilots of the US Army Air Force. The men saw combat in the skies of the European Theater during World War II, first as the 99th Pursuit Squadron, and eventually as the 332nd Fighter Group. They ignored the prevailing ideas of the time and accepted the challenge at hand. They proved their mettle and set a precedent that led to the integration of the Armed Forces. Complete with emotional interviews, rare photographs and films, and computer generated recreations, this special chronicles the men’s story - from their rocky start in 1941 to their acceptance of the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007. Seventeen of the original Airmen came together to tell their story in a way never before heard: in their own words. Each Airman contributes an integral part of the narrative. Experience the laughter and the tears through this retelling of an historic and inspirational story of hope and perseverance in the face of adversity.

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