A+E Networks’ History has set the premiere for its latest one-hour documentary, Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage, executive produced and narrated by Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts.
The one-hour film explores the history, legacy and impact of America’s first Black military pilots and how their significant contributions to the United States inspired the next generation of activists and leaders to push for racial equality and civic change. The doc uses archival footage and personal anecdotes from Roberts, whose father was a Tuskegee Airman, to unravel the story, which began in the summer of 1941 when America’s very first class of Black fighter pilots began their training at the Tuskegee Institute of Alabama.
“The legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen is one that I hold extremely close to my heart, and I am thrilled to partner with The History Channel to tell their stories,” said Roberts. “My father, Colonel Lawrence E. Roberts, was a Tuskegee Airman, and their service helped pave the way for the Civil Rights Movement and contributed to the end of segregation in the military.”
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).
The doc special is produced for History by Rock’n Robin Productions. Robin Roberts and John R. Greenserve as executive producers for Rock’n Robin Productions. Reni Calister is co-Executive Producer. Mary E. Donahue serves as executive producer for History.
Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage, Wednesday, February 10 at 8PM ET/PT. The special explores