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  • The Tuskegee Airmen
    1995
    The Tuskegee Airmen

    The story of the “Fighting 99th,” the first squadron of African-American fighter pilots, is brilliantly told by executive producer Frank Price, producer William Carraro, and director Robert Markowitz in The Tuskegee Airmen. This select group of aviators was trained at the Tuskegee Institute, the prestigious black university in Alabama. Despite aptitude scores and flight evaluations among the highest on record, for many months the squadron was perceived as being incapable of air combat. Only after the intervention of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was the unit sent into action in the European and North African theaters. To the surprise of the... read more