"Breath of Freedom" tells the story of African-American GIs who were stationed in Germany at the end of World War II as part of a policy to help rid the country of racism and oppression.
The irony was that strict segregation and apartheid prevailed in their own country and even in their own army. Accepted by the German people as representatives of a victorious power, these African-American GIs found themselves in a foreign country experiencing for the first time what it feels like to be treated as equals. The "Breath of Freedom", as Colin Powell called this twist of fate, was one of the sparks of the civil rights movement. BROADVIEW TV accompanies former GIs and prominent African-American contemporaries such as Colin Powell on their journeys of remembrance.