Flight and inspiration share common ground: They both begin with the fine art of taking off. For men of color in the segregated '40s, the two came together with blinding precision at an Army airfield in Tuskegee, Alabama. There, 450 black men trained to be fighter pilots against overwhelming odds, in a program that the Army never expected or even intended to succeed. Of course, they went on to distinguish themselves with skill and valor, escorting bomber missions over Europe... More >>>
The Aurora History Museum salutes the Tuskegee Airmen through April 15.