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<p style="width:320px"><a href="http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/connecticut/tuskegee-airmen-honored-in-movie">Tuskegee Airmen honored in movie: wtnh.com</a></p>
Red Tails (the Movie)
One of my friends was fortunate to see an advanced viewing of Red Tails.
It's George Lucas' version of the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, 20 years in the
making, and has a predominantly Black cast, all the main actors are Black.
When the movie was finally ready for production, no production company would
take it; as a result, George Lucas had to write a check. After production was
completed, no distribution company would take it. So, George Lucas wrote another
check. The advanced viewing was sponsored by Wells Fargo and the Museum for
Black History Diaspora (not sure of the exact name).
The movie is intriguing and has edge-of-your-seat action. It's well done,
and certainly worth seeing.
I'm urging all of you to see this movie, and tell others about it as well.
Anything we can do to ensure large numbers of viewers in the first few days of
release (scheduled for Jan. 20th) will make a statement to the production and
distribution companies that WE ARE interested in SEEING this film,
AND, that they
made a miscalculation.
If each of you tell as many people about this as you can, and attempt to take
4 or 5 people with you to see the film, that will be like a geometric
progression, and could potentially push the numbers off the chart.
In 1939, the government began establishing flight schools at colleges around the nation but refused to do so at any of the Black colleges believing black men didn’t have the calibre to be fighter pilots.
But with mounting pressure from black newspapers, pressure groups and a few sympathetic government leaders including President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor it was decided to try the “Tuskegee Experiment”. So on July the 19th 1941 a flight school was established at the historic Tuskegee University in Alabama
In June 1943, the Tuskegee Airmen entered into combat over North Africa. The airmen should courage, skill and ddication in combat. They flew more than 15,000 sorties, completing over 1,500 missions during the war.
They never lost an escorted bomber to enemy fighters. No other escort unit could claim such a record.
When the war ended, the Tuskegee Airmen returned home with 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses, Legions of Merit and the Red Star of Yugoslavia. The group was disbanded in May 1946 but its success contributed to blacks men and women been fully integrated into the military.