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The mere decision to go to war for their country, a country that deprived them of basic human rights, proves even further the competence and unheralded character of some of the greatest men in American history. The pilots of the 99th and the 332nd were named “The Red-Tailed Angels” by the all White bomber crews they protected. They are all “aces” because of their historic military role; they are Black or by virtue of their heritage or legal status. Therefore, the 10,000 men and women of the “Tuskegee Experiment” are “Red Tails and Black Aces.”

Tuskegee Airmen discuss the Black experience in the military, and focuses on the training and participation of Black airmen in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, such as the Tuskegee Airmen of the 99th Fighter Squadron. Also discusses the social climate of prejudice facing the airmen at home and abroad and their success in their struggles against this intolerance.