Red Tails: The Real Story of the Tuskegee Airmen

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Red Tails: The Real Story of the Tuskegee Airmen


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“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”
— Booker T. Washington, Founder of the Tuskegee Institute
Disk Count: 1
Video Format: Standard
Run Time: Approx. 1 hour


They were often treated as second class citizens, yet many (if not most), of the African American men who eventually joined the Tuskegee Institute volunteered to serve during World War II. Why? Find out in Red Tails, previously seen on public television, as the film takes you directly to the Tuskegee training base as it exists today. And — through the use of archival footage — transports you to the battles where some of America’s bravest men fought in the air and on the ground. Hear from their family and friends, and see film and pictures from the war that capture the thrill and danger of air battle over Europe.

Product Features:

  • As seen on public television
  • Hear from actual Tuskegee Airmen
  • Interviews with George W. Bush and General Colin Powell
  • See personal photos and videos
  • Watch historic battle footage from WWII
  • Visit the Tuskegee training base
  • BONUS: 60+ minutes of extra interviews, archival footage and more!
  • Created locally by WQED Pittsburgh