Soaring to Glory: A Tuskegee Airman's Firsthand Account

Lt. Col. Harry Stewart had to sit in a segregated rail car on the journey to Army basic training in Mississippi in 1943. But two years later, the twenty-year-old African American from New York was at the controls of a P-51 Mustang, escorting and protecting bombers, so they could reach their targets. By the end of World War II, he had not just become an American hero … he gave a voice to those unheard. Listen in as one of the last surviving Tuskegee pilots reflects on the greatness and the struggles of the Tuskegee airmen, the first African-American fliers in the United States Armed Forces, with The Ford Fund's Pamela Alexander.

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