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Tuskegee Airmen Fought Two Wars

The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of Black military pilots who fought for the U.S. during World War II and endured intense racism at home, even as they defended their country overseas. In this audio story, the life of one Tuskegee pilot, Brigadier General Charles Edward McGee, is remembered. McGee’s goals included not just piloting planes, but also achieving equality for all Americans. Listen to hear the voice of a distinguished Tuskegee airman, and learn about the legacy he hoped to leave.


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Story Length: 2:48

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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