THE GOOD FIGHT celebrates members of “The Greatest Generation,” African-American men and women who served their country even when their country didn’t always serve them.
Over seventy-five years after the D-Day invasion, WQED shares the stories of WWII veterans and war workers - men and women who fought the good fight -- battling racism at home while fighting for democracy overseas. Written and produced by Chris Moore and Minette Seate, “The Good Fight” introduces viewers to these remarkable Americans who share the experiences that helped make history.
African Americans have played a role in our country's defense since the American Revolution. World War II was no exception, with an estimated 1.2 million Black Americans serving on the home front and overseas.
Ms. Althea Skelton, center, and women who worked on the B-29 Bomber at Boeing during World War II.
With compelling interviews and memorable archival footage, the documentary salutes the legacy of these Southwestern Pennsylvanians and their lasting impact on American civil rights. Featured interviews include:
Mr. Henry Parham, believed to be the last surviving African American veteran to land on Omaha Beach during the D-Day Invasion.
Ms. Althea Skelton, a Schenley High School grad who became a real-life Rosie the Riveter, helping to build bombers for Boeing in Seattle.
The Tuskegee Airman Memorial – the Sewickley Cemetery is home to the largest outdoor memorial of its kind, dedicated to the famed Black fighter pilots.
THE GOOD FIGHT is a proud new addition to WQED’s Black History Month programming lineup.