Their Long Hard Fight For Respect: A Tribute To The Tuskegee AirmenThe Veterans Site
The Tuskegee Airmen are true American heroes.
This video examines the times they lived in and the evolution of change they represented for the military and country.
“This hard-fought privilege brought with it a great amount of responsibility. The nation was watching…and the fate of future black military aviation rested in the hands of these intrepid young fliers.”
These courageous men fought racism, poverty, and the difficult rigors of military training.
The contribution of the Tuskegee Airmen is a great American story. At first, they only had their bravery and their skills to fight back against the ignorance of their times. Their patience was tried many times and setbacks were part of their struggle.
But they fought on.
Thankfully, because of their success, African Americans have been able to rise in the military and show off their talents as strong fighting men and women for the nation, and the entire world, to see.