America's Black Warriors
The story of black Americans in the military is extra-fascinating because so much of it is contrary to what sketchy, pathetic and outrageously-skewed histories of this uniquely American crisis have led us to believe.
Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution
From the initial sparks of revolution in Boston to the climactic Siege of Yorktown and beyond, this special paints a comprehensive picture of the African American experience during the Revolutionary War. Hear the story of the war within the revolution through the eyes of some of the most crucial and significant African American figures of our country's foundation including Crispus Attucks, Peter Salem, Phillis Wheatley and James Armistead Lafayette. Features NBA legend, best-selling author and esteemed activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Buffalo Soldiers: The Legend Continues 1900-1993
The stirring saga of the four black Buffalo Soldier units and the heroic service to America in many wars. Traces their roots to the Semino le-Negro scouts who served the Army during the Indian wars and follows their exploits in the Philippines, Mexico, World War I, and Korea.
A Distant Shore: African Americans of D-Day
1.2 million African Americans served in World War II in some capacity, and although largely forgotten by history, nearly 2,000 African Americans were among the troops who stormed the beaches of Normandy. For the first time ever, seven of these forgotten heroes tell their stories. We will examine the African-American contribution to the Normandy invasion.
The Mystery of The 364th
They were an all-black army regiment when segregation permeated every military base in America. Unwilling to endure racist conditions, many of the men in the 364th Infantry fought back.
African-Americans have fought bravely for America throughout our history. But sadly, until recently, they didn't receive deserved commendations.
Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, this two-hour HISTORY special will strip away the romanticized veneer of the Civil War and present the engagement in a new light: a visceral, terrifying experience with everything on the line. At its core, this is the story of the soldiers on the ground, not the generals who commanded from behind the frontlines. Compelling CGI and powerful action footage place viewers in the midst of the fighting, delivering both an emotional cinematic experience and an information packed look at the turning points, technology, and little known facts of perhaps America's greatest battle.