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Books

Freedom Flyers, The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II

 

Freedom flyers : the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II (2010)
by Todd J. Moye

940.5449 Moy

In this inspiring account of the Tuskegee Airmen, historian J. Todd Moye captures the challenges and triumphs of these brave pilots in their own words, drawing on more than 800 interviews recorded for the National Park Service's Tuskegee Airmen Oral History Project. Denied the right to fully participate in the U.S. war effort alongside whites at the beginning of World War II, African Americans--spurred on by black newspapers and civil rights organizations such as the NAACP--compelled the prestigious Army Air Corps to open its training programs to black pilots, despite the objections of its top generals.
 

 

The Tuskegee Airmen: the Men Who Changed a Nation

 

The Tuskegee Airmen : the men who changed a nation (2002)
by Charles E. Francis

940.544973 Fra

Long before Civil Rights, the Tuskegee Airmen fought for equality. First they integrated the Armed Forces, then a whole nation and did it with competency, skill, valour, and courage in combating the enemy abroad and racism at home. Because they stood tall, African Americans and fellow Americans are the better for it. The book contains over 100 photographs, an appendix full of documents, and an index of 25 pages.
 

 

 

 

Black Knights: the story of the Tuskegee Airmen

 

Black knights : the story of the Tuskegee airmen
by Lynn M. Homan

940.544973 Hom

The story of the men and women who served at Tuskegee Army Air Field from 1941 to 1946.

 

 

 

 

 

DVDs

In Their Own Words: The Tuskegee Airmen (DVD)

 

In their own words. The Tuskegee airmen (2011)
DVD 940.54 In

Complete with emotional interviews, rare photographs and films, and computer generated recreations, In Their Own Words: The Tuskegee Airmen chronicles the Airmen's story from the rocky start in 1941, to the Group's acceptance of the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007. Seventeen of the original Airmen came together to tell their story in a way never before seen: in their own words. The story is progressed by the different Airmen, each contributing an integral part without the reliance on narration.

 

 

 

The Tuskegee Airmen (DVD)

 

 

 The Tuskegee Airmen (2000; originally 1995)
 Laurence Fishburne

The story of the Fighting 99th - the first squadron of black American pilots to be allowed to fight for their country. Based on a true story.

 

 

 

 

Websites

Official Website

Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

 

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