By Cynthia Reid | Shadow and Act December 5, 2011 at 3:36PM
With Black History Month right around the corner, HBO Home Entertainment is releasing three popular selections in January: Thurgood, The Tuskegee Airmen and The Josephine Baker Story.
Thurgood, starring Laurence Fishburne as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, is a one-man show taped before a live audience at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater in Washington, D.C. The show traces Marshall’s childhood in Baltimore and college days at Howard University School of Law.
The Tuskegee Airmen chronicles the first squadron of African-American pilots allowed to fight for their country during World War II. It stars Fishburne, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Cuba Gooding Jr., Allen Payne, Courtney B. Vance and Mekhi Phifer.
The Josephine Baker Story stars Lynn Whitfield as the famous international dancer and singer Josephine Baker. The story portrays her life and loves.
Thurgood is listed at $26.98 on DVD and $34.98 on Blu-ray Disc, while The Tuskegee Airmen and The Josephine Baker Story both cost $14.98 on Blu-ray. The selections can be pre-ordered on December 13 and will be released January 17.