Morgan Freeman Shares Personal Connection to ‘761st Tank Battalion: The Original Black Panthers’ Doc

761st Tank Battalion: The Original Black Panthers Morgan Freeman
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For Academy Award winner and Air Force veteran Morgan Freeman, making this gripping two-hour documentary about the Black Panthers—the only Black tank unit to see combat during World War II—was an important mission.

761st Tank Battalion: The Original Black Panthers premieres Sunday, August 20 on the History Channel. As detailed below, the doc features an interview with one of the last surviving members of the 761st Battalion, as well as the current and first Black Secretary of Defense, Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III.