Black Wings (2012)

From the barnstorming era through World War II and into the jet age, the worlds of aviation and race relations intersect in these fascinating stories of courage and innovation.

Writer:

Dan Wolf

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Wilburn Jeff Wilburn ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
La'Shanda Holmes La'Shanda Holmes ... Herself - U.S. Coast Guard
Von Hardesty Von Hardesty ... Himself - National Air and Space Museum
Marquette Folley Marquette Folley ... Herself - Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
Robin Petgrave Robin Petgrave ... Himself - Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum
Lonnie Bunch Lonnie Bunch ... Himself - National Museum of African American History and Culture
Joe Louis ... Himself (archive footage)
Kimberly Anyadike Kimberly Anyadike ... Herself
Franklin D. Roosevelt ... Himself (archive footage)
Duke Ellington ... Himself (archive footage)
Gus McLeod Gus McLeod ... Himself - Adventure Pilot
Cab Calloway ... Himself (archive footage)
Phil Hart Phil Hart ... Himself - Great Nephew of James Herman Banning
Matt Quy Matt Quy ... Himself - U.S. Air Force Pilot
Charles McGee Charles McGee ... Himself - Tuskegee Airman
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Storyline

For early aviators, conquering the forces of gravity was a daunting challenge. But black aviators had an additional challenge - to conquer the forces of racism. Meet the men and women of color who took to the skies throughout the 20th Century and helped prove to a segregated nation that skin color didn't determine skill level. From biplanes to commercial jets and from barnstormers to war fighters, meet the path-breaking pilots who opened the skies for all.

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Certificate:

TV-PG

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2012 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Smithsonian Channel See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)
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Soundtracks

Acoustic With Band
Written by Carlos Villalobos
Performed by Carlos Villalobos
Courtesy of Quantum Tracks/APM Music
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