Black History Month: Tuskegee Airmen
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Black History Month
Join us to discover exciting facts about one of our country’s most decorated WWII air units, the all black Tuskegee Airmen.
The Tuskegee Institute, founded by Booker T. Washington in 1881, became the home of the nation’s only pilot school for African Americans.
Students will see photographs of these pilot candidates, and watch a government-produced Public Service Announcement film promoting the black airmen that is narrated by a young Ronald Reagan.
We’ll learn about the men and their missions, and something about their airplanes.
Students will learn why one type of plane became known as “Red Tails”.
We’ll discover how these men performed brilliantly for our nation at a time in our country’s history when African Americans were treated as inferior to the white troops.
Join me for this fun and informative black history month class. Bring a friend along with you!