Breath of Freedom

Breath of Freedom

Special | 1h 32m 1s  | Video has closed captioning.

In World War II over a million African Americans fought for freedom and democracy - in an army, that was strictly segregated by race. These Black GIs fought to liberate Germany from Nazi rule, as racism reached unfathomable levels at home and their unit. Finding a "breath of freedom" in post-war Germany, Black soldiers experienced for the first time what it felt like to be treated as equals.

Aired: 05/01/23

Expires: 04/30/25

Rating: TV-PG

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