Go deeper into the history of each park with scholarly articles and essays from Oxford University Press, freely available for the centennial year.
African American Studies Center
The Tuskegee Airmen were a small group of dedicated, talented, and courageous African Americans who trained as U.S. Army Air Force pilots from 1941 to 1946 at the TuskegeeArmy Airfield in Alabama. They belonged to completely segregated divisions, the 332nd Fighter Group, the 99th Fighter Squadron, and the 477th Bombardment Group.
Freedom Flyers: Tuskegee Airmen of World War IIJ. Todd Moye
In this inspiring account of the Tuskegee Airmen--the country's first African American military pilots--historian J. Todd Moye captures the challenges and triumphs of these brave aviators in their own words, drawing on more than 800 interviews recorded for the National Park Service's Tuskegee Airmen Oral History Project.