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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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Credited cast:
Tim Anderson ...
Gates Flying Circus Barker
Gary Baird ...
Airmen
Reginald Ballard ...
Himself
Howard Baugh ...
Himself
L.C. Benson ...
Alexander Jefferson
Omar Blair ...
Himself
Frank Bolden ...
Himself
Jason Bonner ...
M.P.
Sean Brooks ...
German Soldier
Tim Brooks ...
German Soldier
Paul E. Brown ...
Lawyer
Lawrence L. Crumedy ...
Airmen
Mark Daniel ...
Narrator (voice)
Syron Depass ...
Airmen
Charles Dryden ...
Himself (as Lt. Col. Charles Dryden)
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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 equality was to be their greatest victory as they blazed the way for Civil Rights. They were the Tuskegee Airmen. Written by David Brame

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They fought an enemy overseas and an enemy at home. They were the Tuskegee Airmen.

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1 February 2004 (USA)  »

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Excellent movie, award winner!
27 May 2013 | by (St. Louis, Mo) – See all my reviews

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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