Put a Tuskegee Airmen exhibit in the National WWII Museum

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The Tuskegee Airmen were the first Black aviators in the history of the United States Army Air Corp. They flew over 15,000 sorties by the end of World War II. Their phenomenal job earned them an incredible 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses. Unfortunately, The Tuskegee Airmen are often glossed over or neglected in many classrooms across the United States. In addition to this, the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, does NOT have a distinct exhibit dedicated to these men. They are an extremely important part of American History and deserve to have a permanent and distinct exhibit within the museum. A plane, a plaque, or a brief video is not enough. 

New Orleans is a huge tourist attraction and there is a diverse group of people who attend the WWII museum. It is only right that this museum includes an exhibit of an undeniably important group of men in their walls. I have gone to this museum and inquired about this and I get the same response every time: "we have a traveling exhibit, but it's not permanent." My question is why? There is no reason that these historic group of men does not have a section in the museum. It is time for this to change.

As a young black woman with several brothers, I have always preached to them about the history of our people. I have shown them movies and told them about different books to read. I was so excited to go to the National WWII Museum years ago and was beyond hurt to see there was no prominent exhibit dedicated to these men. I was even more hurt that I could not bring my brothers to see something so historically wonderful about our people in a museum.

Please sign and share this petition. The National World War II Museum has no reason to not have a PROMINENT Tuskegee Airmen exhibit.