Who Were The Tuskegee Airmen?


Amanda Mullins writes, In a small glass case…

In a small glass case, situated in front of a window at the Blair-Caldwell African-American Research Library, holding a street sign, a leather jacket and a few plaques of information, is an exhibit about The Tuskegee Airmen.We had never even heard of them, but we pulled out our notepads and discovered that that small glass case in the quiet archive of the library held a lot of information about a highly persecuted, but a brave and powerful fighting force that would leave quite a mark on history.The Tuskegee Airmen were an African American division of the US Air Force. They were officially known as the 332nd Fighter Group. They served during the 2nd world war.They were the first African American aviators in the US Army. They were often ridiculed by fellow soldiers for being black, but still they persevered and became some of the greatest pilots of World War 2!John Moseley was a Tuskegee Airman who came from Five Points in Denver. He is currently at age 90 and celebrated his birthday at the Blair-Caldwell African American Library.The Tuskegee Airmen were very brave, as they fought their way through racial profiling and WW2.