Tuskegee Airmen History (in-person and on-screen)


This week I visited the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic site (in Alabama).

The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African-Americans who served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Force.

The Airmen were featured this year in a fictionalized action film starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard.
The National Park Service maintains the historic site I visited inside a hangar. It is not terribly large, but there are several interesting displays and artifacts from the Airmen’s training and service.

The colorful airplane replicas were fantastic!

If you missed the movie in theaters, it will be out on dvd and blu-ray on May 22!