The Men Who Changed the Way America Wages War
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 Rails: The Real Story of the Tuskegee Airmen
, 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 Americas 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. As seen on public television
Hear from actual Tuskegee Airmen
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