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The Tuskegee Airmen

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Language Arts And English +4 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American fighter pilots in the United States military. This collection describes their work and training during an era of segregation, as well as their contributions to World War Two, through videos, photographs, art, and poetry. At the end of the collection, students are asked to write a poem of their own using one of the artifacts as inspiration.

Eleanor Roosevelt Flies at Moton Field - Tuskegee Airman Leroy Ely

National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Tuskegee Red-Tail Angels

Smithsonian Channel

Tuskegee Airmen [cellulose acetate photonegative]

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Poster for war bonds depicting Tuskegee Airman Robert W. Diez

National Museum of African American History and Culture

William Ayers Campbell

National Portrait Gallery