Flying for Freedom tells the story of how some of the best pilots, mechanics and servicemen in the United States military were forced to beat the odds, train in segregated facilities and engage in separate missions, all because of the color of their skin. Uncovering forgotten stories and fading memories, Flying for Freedom follows the tales of these men from their early beginnings to receiving the Congressional Gold Medal in March of 2007. Part history lesson and part social heritage, this moving new high definition documentary provides a very sobering inside look at the changing face of racism during a time when black soldiers and heroes of WWII returned home to an America not ready to accept them as equals. Flying for Freedom is filled with the emotional and personal first-hand accounts of why these men battled against the system, how it affected their lives and propelled the winds of change across the future of the country they served… and loved.
- Additional stories from The Tuskegee Airmen
- Behind the scenes video diary
- Saving Moton Field
- Tomorrow’s Heroes
- The Tuskegee Airmen National Museum
- The history of the AT-6