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Benjamin O. Davis Sr. Movies

If you are looking for great movies to watch during Black History Month or supplement at-home learning, you’ll want to check out these Benjamin O. Davis Sr. movies.

Movies About Benjamin O. Davis Sr.

Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage

In this one-hour special, Robin Roberts explores the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, the legendary group of African American pilots including her father that served in WWII, revealing how these warriors for change helped end segregation in the military and pave the way for the civil rights movement.
In Their Own Words: The Tuskegee Airmen
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Lt. Col. Lee Archer, Dr. Roscoe Brown, Capt. Donald Chapman (Actors)

In Their Own Words: The Tuskegee Airmen

In Their Own Words: The Tuskegee Airmen tells the story of the famed aviation pioneers, the Tuskegee Airmen, who were the first African American pilots of the US Army Air Force. The men saw combat in the skies of the European Theater.

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Double Victory: The Tuskegee Airmen at War (2012)

As a companion to the action-adventure Red Tails (2012), Double Victory: The Tuskegee Airmen at War is a feature-length documentary that tells the full story of the Tuskegee Airmen’s experiences during World War II. | Stream on Youtube


The Tuskegee Airmen
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Laurence Fishburne, Allen Payne, Malcolm-Jamal Warner (Actors)

The Tuskegee Airmen

The 99th Pursuit Squadron (later the 99th Fighter Squadron) was the first black flying squadron, and the first to deploy overseas (to North Africa in April 1943, and later to Sicily and Italy).| Stream on HBO Max  | Stream on Disney+

Red Tails
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Ne-Yo (Actors)

Red Tails

Trained as ace fighter pilots, but treated like second-class citizens: they became known as the Tuskegee Airmen.

During World War II, the Civil Aeronautics Authority selects 13 black cadets to become part of an experimental program at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. The program aims at training “colored personnel” to become fighter pilots for the Army.

However, discrimination, lack of institutional support, and the racist belief that these men lacked the intelligence and aptitude for the job dog their every step. Despite this, the Tuskegee Airmen, as they become known, more than prove their worth. | Stream on HBO Max

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Who was the first black 5-star general?

Roscoe Robinson Jr. was the first African American to become a four-star general in the United States Army. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he attended Saint Louis University for only a year and then transferred to the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1947.

What is Benjamin O Davis Sr known for?

Davis, Sr., in full Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr., soldier who became the first black general in the United States (born July 1, 1877, Washington, D.C., United States—died November 26, 1970, North Chicago, Illinois). Army.

What happened to Benjamin O Davis Sr?

Davis was a member of the American Battle Monuments Commission from July 1953 to June 1961. Davis died on November 26, 1970, at Great Lakes Naval Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with his wife Sade Overton.

Did Benjamin O Davis SR go to college?

Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. went to:
  • United States Military Academy
  • The University of Chicago
  • Air War College (AWC)
  • Case Western Reserve University
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