New England Air Museum Opens Tuskegee Exhibit
New England’s largest aviation museum is welcoming a new permanent exhibit to highlight the nation’s first Black military aviators.
The Tuskegee Airmen: Their Untold Stories exhibit opens at the New England Air Museum in East Granby June 4.
The Tuskegee airmen fought alongside U.S. allies to defeat the Nazis in World War II despite their own battles with racism and discrimination.
The airmen are also credited with the integration of the U.S. military.
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The immersive exhibit tells the stories of the airmen shared by their children, grandchildren, and friends.
“The Tuskegee Airmen shattered barriers and redefined possibilities,” New England Air Museum president and CEO Stephanie Abrams said.
“Their legacy embodies social activism, determination, and the unwavering power of the human spirit. It was an honor to interview these American heroes and their families, and through their stories, continue to inspire future generations.”
Tuskegee veteran Dr. Eugene Richardson will help celebrate the opening of the exhibit. He’ll share his experiences June 4 at 11 am and 1 pm.
Visitors can also experience a flight with the airmen as part of the Commemorative Air Force’s Red Rails Theatre show during June.
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