THE NEW ENGLAND AIR MUSEUM WOULD LIKE
TO THANK THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT
Emil Buhler Perpetual Trust, John Rodgers, Knight Foundation, John & Ann Grybko, Siebert Williams Shank Foundation
Charles McGee, Tuskegee Airmen
“We were often denied basic privileges given to other officers, such as the right to go to an officers’ club. But our record of bravery in adverse conditions played a major role in ending segregation and bringing about social change in America.”
The New England Air Museum is honored to be creating a new permanent exhibit on the Tuskegee Airmen.
The Tuskegee Airmen achieved excellence while defending our country, exhibiting an extraordinary will and determination to do so under unimaginable circumstances. They were subjected to racism, segregation and often declared too inferior to serve due to their race.
Through first-hand stories told by the children, grandchildren, and friends about their parent’s war and post-war experiences, visitors will have the rare opportunity to get to know the individual Airmen in a uniquely personal way, and find out how events that occurred during their service set the foundation for the Civil Rights Movement that began in the 1960’s.
Help us bring their stories to life!