Leslie Odom Jr., from left, Michael B. Jordan, Nate Parker, Kevin Phillips, David Oyelowo and Elijah Kelley portray some of the heroic Tuskegee Airmen in a scene from Lucasfilm's epic action film "Red Tails," in theaters January 20, 2012. (Lucasfilm/MCT)
Leslie Odom Jr., from left, Michael B. Jordan, Nate Parker, Kevin Phillips, David Oyelowo and Elijah Kelley portray some of the heroic Tuskegee Airmen in a scene from Lucasfilm's epic action film "Red Tails," in theaters January 20, 2012. (Lucasfilm/MCT) MCT
Leslie Odom Jr., from left, Michael B. Jordan, Nate Parker, Kevin Phillips, David Oyelowo and Elijah Kelley portray some of the heroic Tuskegee Airmen in a scene from Lucasfilm's epic action film "Red Tails," in theaters January 20, 2012. (Lucasfilm/MCT) MCT

Commentary: How the Tuskegee Airmen finally slipped their surly bonds

February 10, 2012 2:14 AM