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Journalism on Display: ESPN Explores WWII Heroes’ Many Sports Connections

The legendary Tuskegee Airmen have a legacy beyond the skies; they have plenty of ties to sports events and figures of the past and today

As part of ESPN’s multiplatform salute to Veterans Week, ESPN’s The Undefeated presented tributes to the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, who still inspire sports figures today, including a Super Bowl-winning coach whose father was one of them.The Undefeated’s award-winning sports columnist William C. Rhoden narrates the feature seen the above.

The pioneering Tuskegee Airmen flew nearly 1600 total missions during World War II. (Lucasfilm)

– Andy Hall

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