The Tuskegee Airmen
More than 15,000 African-American men and women took part in the Tuskegee Experience during World War II. Nearly 1,000 became bomber and fighter pilots. Others played vital roles as support personnel, servicing as mechanics, armorers, navigators, gunners, bombardiers, doctors, nurses, clerks, and more.
Fighting against the enemy overseas and segregation at home, the Tuskegee Airmen overcame tremendous obstacles to serve their country. Their successes helped to bring about tremendous changes in American society. The Tuskegee Airmen Exhibition is their story.
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African-American Museum brought together two of the Tuskegee Airmen, Hiram E. Mann (Lt. Col., USAF, Ret.) and Arque B. Dickerson, and the local community as part of the Tuskegee Airmen exhibition. This podcast is a recording of that conversation. (Podcast hosted by WUSF.)
The Tuskegee Airmen Exhibition has been curated and produced by Homan & Reilly Designs, St.Petersburg, Florida.
The Tuskegee Airmen Decorated: Their Stories, Their Voices
April 21, 2007 / 1:00 pm
In conjunction with the "Tuskegee Airmen" exhibit, two former Tuskegee airmen, Hiram Mann and Arque Dickerson, join exhibit designers and historians for a conversation about the experiences of Tuskegee Airmen. Light refreshments, book signing, autographs, and photographs will be available.
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum received a $2000 award to fund this project from the Florida Humanities Council (FHC) the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. FHC is an independent, nonprofit organization that funds public programs throughout the state of Florida.
February 1 - August 18, 2007
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Additional Saturday events relating to the exhibit to be announced. Appointments available for groups and organizations.
February 3, 2007
Free, donations appreciated.