They fought a war abroad, then they battled to be judged on merit, not the color of their skin. They succeeded on both fronts, thanks in part to the leadership of their commander, Benjamin O. Davis, who was buried with full military honors earlier this week.
Colonel Charles E. McGee, president of Tuskegee Airmen Inc, served under General Davis' command. He reflects on the life of the general, and the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Colonel Charles E. McGee, President of Tuskegee
This program aired on July 19, 2002.