Remembering The Tuskegee Airmen: An Art Exhibit Presented by BHM

One notable group of pioneers significantly contributed to the aviation industry and that group was the Tuskegee Airmen. Between 1938-1940, government officials put initiatives in place that allowed a way for African Americans to participate in the nation’s defense and become pilots.

  • Dec 27 1938- Experimental Civilian Pilot Training
  • June 27 1939- The Civilian Pilot Training Act of 1939
  • 1940- Congress passed the Selective Service & Training Service Act

 

At the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, we want passengers to have an opportunity to experience some of Alabama’s history. The Tuskegee Airmen exhibit provides an overview of the first all-black military pilots to serve in World War II. Artifacts from the Southern Museum of Flight showcase rare and valuable items including the quarter scale P-51 Mustangs that hang from the airport rotunda’s ceiling.

 

 

Please enjoy this video that follows their history and honors the Tuskegee Airmen for their contributions. For more information, you can visit the official website  and  you can visit the Southern Museum of Flight.