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Tuskegee

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  • Day37

    Bama, Tuskegee

    January 29, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    A couple day diversion up to Alabama continues (as New Orleans stuff not open on the weekend). I hate to draw stereotypes, but do see hound and pit bull dogs running loose, heard a hound baying all night, and managed to camp next to a train track with a shrieking whistle and roaring train half a dozen times last night. Oiy!

    Visited Tuskegee Institute and the Tuskegee Airman's monument today. Hard to see the long journey blacks have had to travel to be recognized as intelligent and capable people. Ah, the cruel prejudice of our country. What must foreigners think when they visit our monuments? One airman said, "We served our country but they do not serve us" as they returned from WW 2 to Jim Crow laws.
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    John Lovaas

    What is Tuskegee area like? Has anyone written the story of the airmen after the war?

    2/1/18Reply
    HerbAvore

    There are apparently two Tuskegees. One primarily African American around the institute and a mostly white town of Tuskegee a few miles away which we did not visit. Economic status hard to gauge. Plenty of books on Tuskegee airmen. They sparked integration of the military by Truman.

    2/1/18Reply
    John Lovaas

    I meant what became of them as individuals after their wartime experience.

    2/1/18Reply
    HerbAvore

    Judging from the interviews in the visitor center film, many made the military a career. One became the first African American four-star general.

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