There is still so much that the average history-savvy American doesn’t know about the significance and impact of the Tuskegee Airmen, both domestically and as an effective instrument in Europe during World War II. Double Victory captures the hardships and the triumphs of an incredibly strong willed group of men through their very own stories in some tremendously disadvantaged circumstances. Cuba Gooding Jr., who narrates the documentary, talked about education, supporting the Tuskegee Airmen and the importance of Red Tails.
There has been much talk about the upcoming Lucasfilm production Red Tails, an adventure story based on the exploits of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II. The airmen, made up of the 332nd Fighter Group and 477th Bombardment Group, were the first squadron of African American pilots in U.S. history, and considered to be some of the best in the world. In 1941 Tuskegee Alabama, racism was prevalent and the U.S. military was segregated in accordance with Jim Crow Laws. These soldiers had to face adversity both at war and at home, and the Double Victory campaign encompassed the endeavors of these men who fought both for their country and for their civil rights as Americans.