During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, these men were forced to constantly endure harassement, prejudice, and much behind the scenes politics until at last they were able to prove themselves in combat.
Double Victory spotlights the historic role of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, revealing the ways these African Americans bravely fought a war on two fronts: they helped the world triumph against fascism abroad and they fought valiantly for racial justice and equality at home. Though the Tuskegee Airmen faced the enormous challenges of discrimination from military officers, inferior equipment and heightened scrutiny, these pilots and their support personnel excelled. Featuring many Tuskegee pilots who tell powerful stories of their experiences during the war, Double Victory shows how these airmen helped defeat fascism in Europe and helped inspire the Civil Rights Movement upon their return.
Celebrate history’s heroes when Fathom Events and Bryton Entertainment bring In Their Own Words: The Tuskegee Airmen - The 75 Anniversary to cinemas nationwide for a special one-night event on Tuesday, March 29. This exclusive documentary event features a panel discussion with Tuskegee Airman George Hardy and Christina Anderson (Granddaughter of Alfred Anderson – Chief Flight Instructor of the Tuskegee Airmen), Producer Bryan Williams and Director Denton Adkinson. Watch as the Airmen remember being some of the first to begin the civil rights movement and living long enough to see the changes that would continue to resonate today.
A documentary filmed at Moton Field in Tuskegee Alabama, home to the airmen of the 99th Fighter Squadron. They were the first African American fighter pilots trained to fly in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Nearly 1,000 pilots trained in Tuskegee and about half of those saw combat, destroying or damaging about 400 enemy aircraft, but found themselves fighting two wars-- the one against fascism abroad, and the one against racism at home.