Silver Wings & Civil Rights: The Fight to Fly (2004)

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In WWII, the first group of African-Americans to fly for the US military proved themselves equal among their fellow flyers. Overseas they had defeated one enemy. At home, the fight for ... See full summary »


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27 May 2013 | ItBitKitty
10
| Excellent movie, award winner!
I'm not sure why this movie has such a poor rating. I can only think that the people who watched it must have had blindfolds and earplugs on that night. This award-winning 90-minute feature documentary tells the story of the first all-Black fighter squadron that escorted bombers into the European theater during World War II. Named for the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama where they trained, the Tuskegee Airmen were instrumental in bringing about the 1948 Presidential Order that desegregated the armed forces. The movie is filled with first hand accounts, vintage footage and photographs as well as reenactments of the events. This true story of one of the first civil rights battles has never fully been told until now. This project is unique in that the entire Tuskegee Airman experience is told first-hand by those who lived it: not only the fighter pilots of the European campaign, but also those who won the battle of will stateside. This project is a tribute to our WWII veterans who freed the world, and to those who lifted the veil of the ignorance of racism.

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Release Date:

1 February 2004

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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