|The Bicycle Corps : America's Black Army on Wheels|
"In 1897, the U.S. Army theorized that the newly developed 'safety' bicycle could replace the horse as means of troop transport. As a result, the 25th Infantry established a Bicycle Corps to test the overall practicality of military cycling. Twenty African-American soldiers put their bicycles, their bodies and the Army's theory to the test with a 2000-mile ride from Montana to St. Louis, Missouri. The Bicycle Corps: America's Black Army on Wheels chronicles their journey through the eyes of two black sergeants who guided and motivated the men"--Container.
|The Tuskegee Airmen|
The story of an experiment - "to see if Blacks had the intellectual and physical ability to fly an aircraft in combat." These pilots, trained in the "deep South," became the Tuskegee Airmen, flying combat aircraft during World War II for their country. They had to battle on 2 fronts: the Axis powers in Europe and North Africa, and the racism at home.
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