Happy Black History Month!
Have you ever heard of the Tuskegee Airmen? Well, they’re cool, and here’s why. They fought in World War II, from 1941 to 1945. They were a segregated, black air force squadron, back when white America was still uneasy giving guns to any black soldiers. And if anybody proved that black soldiers were well worth the “risk,” it was these guys.
In 4 years, they downed 400 enemy aircraft. They didn’t lose a single American plane. These guys were the bomb. And as victorious black WWII veterans started coming home – as heroes – to a segregated America, they began to push even harder for civil rights. War heroes came home and couldn’t find homes or decent jobs. Because the war effort included black soldiers – even though the armed forces were almost entirely segregated – America started to realize that black Americans were worth just as much as white. And the Tuskegee Airmen proved it in style. ♦
Want to learn more? Here’s a fantastic place to start.