Tuskegee Airmen Documentary From Robin Roberts Coming to History Channel

Tuskegee Airmen. (Credit: NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM/Smithsonian)

Robin Roberts is partnering with the History Channel for a new documentary on the Tuskegee Airmen.

The Good Morning America anchor executive produces and narrates the one-hour film titled Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage.

“The legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen is one that I hold extremely close to my heart, and I am thrilled to partner with the History Channel to tell their stories,” Roberts said in a press release. “My father, Colonel Lawrence E. Roberts, was a Tuskegee Airman, and their service helped pave the way for the Civil Rights Movement and contributed to the end of segregation in the military.”

The Tuskegee Airmen were primarily African-American military pilots and airmen who fought during World War II. The group was formed in 1941 and trained at the Tuskegee Institute of Alabama. The pilots helped to end segregation in the military and initiate the civil rights movement.

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Their legacy has been honored through several different accolades, including a Congressional Gold Medal, being invited to the inauguration of President Barack Obama, and with memorials and historic sites named after them.

The documentary will feature exclusive footage and pictures of the Tuskegee Airmen, as well as commentary from notable figures such as Tuskegee Airman Fighter Pilot General Charles McGee, Lt. Colonel James Harvey, the late Franklin J. Macon, activist Tamika Mallory, Reverend Al Sharpton, and Red Tails actors Elijah Kelley and Tristan Wilds.

The documentary is produced for the History Channel by Rock’n Robin Productions. Robin Roberts and John R. Green serve as executive producers for Rock’n Robin Productions. Reni Calister is co-executive producer. Mary E. Donahue serves as executive producer for  History.

Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage premieres Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Click here to watch a preview of the documentary on History.com.