January 16, 2009 4:14 PM

Obama's rise brings attention to World War II black pilots

Before Martin Luther King Jr. gave the world his dream and Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, the Tuskegee Airmen dared to fly. Their success during World War II helped inspire President Harry S Truman to integrate the Army. On Tuesday, they'll be honored at Barack Obama's inauguration.

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