Red Tails: Victory On Two Fronts
Red Tails comes out in theaters on January 20, just one week from today. It tells the story (in an action-drama format) of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American pilots to serve the United States. Executive Producer George Lucas brings the story of these heroic fighter (and later bomber) pilots to the bring screen. These men went to war for our country and fought against a terrible evil in Europe despite the discrimination they faced in their own home towns. As dramatic and full of special effects as the movie is you have to remember that these were real men and what they did was incredibly brave in a number of ways.
Coincidentally to the movie coming out, Dover Publications has just republished a book called Red Tails: An Oral History of the Tuskegee Airmen by John B. Holway. The book is based on interviews with these courageous men.