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The Tuskegee Airmen: The Segregated Skies of World War II

The Tuskegee Airmen: The Segregated Skies of World War II explores the history and heroicism 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 become known as the "Tuskegee Experiment" trained more than 1,000 pilots.

The undeniable courage and skill of these brave men and women 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.

Opened in 2009 as a traveling exhibit, the popular exhibit has now been installed at the Museum of History & Holocaust Education permanently for visitors to see.

Picture of Tuskegee Airmen


Project Coordinator: Dr. Jennifer Dickey

Graphic Design: Soli Design

Curatorial Team: Stephen Briggs, Morgan Burnette, Rachael Cook, William Davidson, Jessica Edens, Micah Fowler, Robyn Gagne, Monica Hines, Ryan Hoover, Jason Lutz, Angela Moisant, Robert Sayers, Nicole Smith, Jeremy Watkins, and Zach Wingler.