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February 4 | Black WWII Heroes

February 4, 2021

From Buffalo Soldiers to all-female battalions, we invite you to watch these three stories of Black heroes during WWII.

The Six Triple Eight
This documentary follows the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the only Black, female battalion to serve in Europe during WWII. For their actions and valor throughout their six-month long mission, these women eventually received a Congressional Gold Medal in 2019. PURCHASE on the filmmaker’s website.

The Tuskegee Airmen
Based on a true story, “The Tuskegee Airmen” tells the story of the first squadron of Black U.S. Army Air Corps combat fighter pilots during WWII. The film stars names like Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, and Courtney Vance. WATCH on HBO Max.

Miracle at St. Anna
“Miracle at St. Anna” follows members of the Buffalo Soldiers, an all-Black division in the U.S. Army, as they are trapped behind enemy lines in the middle of WWII. Directed by Spike Lee, this film is a story of bravery and camaraderie. RENT on Amazon Prime.

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