When the war was over, their fight began

Breath of Freedom

Black Soldiers and the Battle for Civil Rights

Premieres Mon, Feb. 17 at 8PM ET/PT

Breath of Freedom tells the story of African American GIs stationed in Germany at the end of World War II. Accepted by Germans, these GIs found themselves in a foreign country experiencing equality for the first time – but ironically, strict segregation prevailed in their own country and even in their own army.

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Enjoy other great programs during Black History Month

  • Black Wings

    From the barnstorming era through World War II and into the jet age, the worlds of aviation and race relations intersect in these fascinating stories of courage and innovation.

  • MLK: The Assassination Tapes

    Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final days are replayed chronologically, using only media resources from March and April of 1968 to give a firsthand account of his shocking assassination.

  • Seizing Justice:
    The Greensboro Four

    In 1960, four college freshmen grew tired of waiting for America to live up to its promise of freedom and justice for all. See how their non-violent protest set off a civil rights revolution.