Red Tails Day at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Contact: Deanna Mitchell, 334-724-0922
On Friday, January 20, historic Hangar One will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and visitors will be able to roam the museum to learn about the Tuskegee Airmen. We will also be hosting various activities commemorating what the Governor's Office, City of Tuskegee, and Macon County have deemed "Red Tails Day".Those activities will include:
With the premiere of the George Lucas film "Red Tails" opening in theaters on January 20, the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site has experienced a huge influx of telephone calls, visitors, and media outlets. Many individuals have asked if the "Red Tails" film will be shown at the Site during the activities and the answer is no. Movie goers will have to enjoy the film in theaters.
This is an exciting time for the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site as we hold great pride in making this national museum available to not just the country but the whole world! This legacy is truly remarkable and as we all ready ourselves for the future, we can clearly say that these remarkable heroes of WWII - men and women - deserve their rightful place in history.
Did You Know?
In April 1945 men of the 477th Bombardment Group began their protest of segregationists practices at Freeman Field, near Seymour, Indiana. This protest led to the arrest of 101 officers and the eventual integration of military installations across the United States.