- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: February 22, 1998
They battled not just the enemy, but against entrenched racism in the U.S. Armed Forces Colin Powell and others tell the true story of AMERICA'S BLACK WARRIORS.
Join Colin Powell and other decorated soldiers as they tell one of the most important stories of World War II. Throughout American history, from the Revolution to San Juan Hill, black soldiers had fought under the Stars and Stripes. But creeping racism during the beginning of the 20th century saw them in second-class roles, and America's generals and commanders widely believed that they were unfit for combat duty.
When the reality of war forced America to deploy black soldiers in battle, they quickly proved their worth and showed the ignorance and shortsightedness of those who had conspired to keep them out of the fight. AMERICA'S BLACK WARRIORS: TWO WARS TO WIN features numerous African-American WWII veterans, who speak with brutal honesty about the prejudice they encountered and the battles they fought. Learn of the remarkable achievements of units like the Tuskegee Airmen, who earned the respect of their German adversaries in the skies over Italy and Sicily, and discover how the advances made in World War II paved the way for the armed forces to become a model of successful integration for the rest of America.