Segment from Episode 1 Before 1940, African Americans were barred from flying for the U.S. military. But in 1941, an Army Air Forces (formerly Army Air Corps) program was started in Tuskegee, Alabama to train African Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft. In this segment, Paul Adams and Charles Lane recall the racism they encountered on the ground in contrast to the freedom they felt in the sky.
Nebraska Stories tells compelling personal stories of Nebraskans around the state, the life stories of Nebraska artists, and historical and contemporary stories. This half-hour 'magazine-style' series presents new, short-form video segments, highlighting people, ideas and events that inform Nebraskans’ sense of place and their unique perspective on American life as it is lived on the Great Plains.