Tuskegee airmen

10:05 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Tuskegee Airman Tells Audience in Battle Creek About Discrimination and War

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Alexander Jefferson started the Detroit Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen
Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson told the public what it was really like to be a Tuskegee Airman during the opening night of an exhibit in Battle Creek.
Tuskegee Exhibit
8:07 am
Tue April 15, 2014

A 'Theater on Wheels' Rolls Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit into Battle Creek

The "Rise Above" traveling exhibit about the Tuskegee Airmen, the nation's first black military fighter pilots, comes to Battle Creek starting this week
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The Tuskegee Airmen have been the subject of movies on the small and big screens, but still not everyone knows their importance to America. 

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6:27 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit in Battle Creek

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History of African-American pilots part of traveling exhibit
For two weeks, Battle Creek will have a chance to take a closer look at American history. The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African-American U.S. military pilots based in Tuskegee, Ala. Although the Army Air Corps was required to set up the airplane training base, many thought it would be unsuccessful because it was the first time African Americans were allowed to become pilots.