Westwood Bales, Windsong students learn about Tuskegee Airmen
Students at Westwood Bales and Windsong know now about the Tuskegee Airmen and what impact they had on American history. They learned about them from a traveling exhibit that was parked in the WW-B parking lot for three days.
The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit is sponsored by The Commemorative Air Force (CAF). The 53 foot long semi-rig was parked where students from Westwood-Bales and Windsong could attend the exhibit.
The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit contains a 30-seat temperature-controlled movie theater with a 160 degree curved screen.
The movie showed highlights of who the Tuskegee Airmen were and how they overcame obstacles to be allowed to train and fight as U.S. Army Air Corps pilots.
The students also learned how more than 10,000 other black men and women also trained hard to support the pilots, and what courage and determination they exhibited 60 years ago means to Americans today.
“We appreciate that the CAF choose our schools to help achieve their goal of educating Americans about the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, “ WW-B Assistant Principal Liz Perdue said.