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Harold Brown | 332nd Fighter Group, 99th Fighter Squadron - Army Air Corps

10:56   |   Harold Brown discusses the formation of the Tuskegee Airmen. Previously, black men had been prohibited from serving as pilots, but thanks to the advocacy of people like A. Philip Randolph and General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., funds were set to train them to fly. This was only the first hurdle for them to overcome.

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Keywords   :     Charles Lindbergh    Racism    Segregation    War Department    NAACP    William Hastie    GEN Benjamin Oliver Davis    GEN B.O. Davis    Civilian Pilot Training Program    Tuskegee Airmen

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