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History Channel Announces Documentary ‘Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage’

The History Channel will air documentary “Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage,” executive produced and narrated by “Good Morning America” Anchor, Robin Roberts, on Wednesday, February 10 at 8 p.m. ET. The special explores the history, legacy and impact of America’s first Black military pilots and how their significant contributions to this country inspired the next generation of activists and leaders pushing for racial equality and civic change. Featuring archival footage, and personal anecdotes from Roberts, whose father was a Tuskegee Airman, this powerful documentary will shine a light on the incredible men who sacrificed their lives despite all odds stacked against them.

The logline: In the summer of 1941, the nation’s very first class of Black fighter pilots began their training at the Tuskegee Institute of Alabama. Later, their extreme sacrifice and historic achievements would inspire great change and encourage the eventual desegregation of the United States armed forces. “Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage” takes viewers on a historical journey into this legendary group of military pilots and highlights their courage, grit, and determination. The special features found and exclusive footage, imagery and commentary from notable figures such as Tuskegee Airman Fighter Pilot General Charles McGee, Lt. Colonel James Harvey, the late Franklin J. Macon, activist Tamika Mallory, Reverend Al Sharpton, and actors Elijah Kelley (Red Tails) and Tristan Wilds (Red Tails).

“Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage” is produced for The History Channel by Rock’n Robin Productions. Robin Roberts and John R. Green serve as executive producers for Rock’n Robin Productions. Reni Calister is co-Executive Producer. Mary E. Donahue serves as executive producer for The History Channel.