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History Sets Black History Month Fare

1/25/2006 7:34 AM Eastern

The History Channel Wednesday announced the world premiere of two specials as part of its Black History Month programming in February.

Honor Deferred, debuting Saturday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. (EST/PST), examines why it took until 1997 for any African Americans who served in World War II to receive the military’s highest award, the “Medal of Honor.” The special is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson and hosted by Bernie Mac.

And First to Fight: The Black Tankers of WWII, debuting Sunday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m., tells the story of the 761st Tank Battalion, the first all-black tank unit ever to see combat.

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