Spotlight on the "Rise Above" The Tuskegee Airmen Traveling Exhibit. The exhibit is free to the public and Detroiters showed up in numbers to view it during its recent scheduled dates in the city.
Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit
1200 Oakman Boulevard
Sep 5, 2013 to Sep 7, 2013
9:00 am until 4:30 pm
For information on future scheduled exhibition dates : http://www.redtail.org/
"Rise Above", The Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit is free to the public and this past weekend I got the opportunity to photograph it. The exhibit includes a free showing of the featured film "Red Tails" and people lined up to see it. This educational event attracted many Detroiters of all ages, but mostly young men. For future scheduled exhibition dates please check the official website.
"The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit is a 35-seat movie theater housed in a semi rig. It presents a professionally-produced video about the Tuskegee Airmen on a large 160-degree curved panoramic screen. The P-51C Mustang, “Tuskegee Airmen,” and the Traveling Exhibit travel 42 weeks each year to air shows, events and schools all across the nation..." - Read MORE, http://www.redtail.org/traveling-exhibit/
"The Americans who would become known as the Tuskegee Airmen wanted to fight for freedom as pilots during World War II. What made them different from the thousands of others with the same patriotic zeal was that they were black at a time when the U.S. military had no black pilots or air support crews. In the 1940s, the ignorance of segregation and prejudice was a sad part of American culture..."- Read MORE http://www.redtail.org/
"The Rise Above Exhibit is very inspirational and motivating. This exhibition is used as a interactive learning tool and made available through public donations. Free admittance allows the community at large an opportunity to participate in the experience. To find out how you can contribute to the funding please click on the contact links provided. To view photographs from Friday's showing, on Oakman Boulevard, please click on the featured slideshow and video links.