The Test: Tuskegee Airmen Project

The Test: Tuskegee Airmen Project

November 18, 2010 - August 28, 2011


"The Test" tells an incredible story of men in war struggling to be the best Americans they can be as they struggle against the prejudices of their countrymen.  This exhibit details the first African American aviators in the U.S. Military in combat in World War II, who were part of an effort by the War Department to determine if African Americans had the capabilities to be effective combat aviators.  Incorporating information on race relations in America before World War II and African American involvement in early aviation, "The Test" includes photographs, models, maps, graphics and the stories of the men, the aircraft they flew and flew against, and the operations in which they participated.  Finally, "The Test" pays tribute to all that served in the 99TH FS and the 332nd FG. Moreover, a section of the exhibition is dedicated to the veterans of those units who live in the host communities, such as the Detroit chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen.

 

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