The Tuskegee Airmen: The Segregated Skies of World War II
We dared not fail. - Lt. Col. Charles "A-Train" Dryden
"The Tuskegee Airmen" explores the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II. Although required to train and fight in segregated units, the Tuskegee Airmen proved to be some of the most skilled aviators during the war. Between 1941 and 1946, what became known as the “Tuskegee experiment” trained more than 1,000 pilots.
The undeniable courage and skill of these brave pilots contributed to the desegregation of the United States Armed Forces in 1948. This exhibit offers a look into the historical challenges and triumphs of these unsung American heroes.