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RED TAIL ANGELS

Red Tail Angels

"WE HAVE A RIGHT TO FIGHT
FOR OUR COUNTRY,
THE SAME AS EVERY OTHER AMERICAN"
Tuskegee Airmen rule
"WE HAVE A RIGHT TO FIGHT
 FOR OUR COUNTRY,
 THE SAME AS EVERY OTHER AMERICAN"

George Lucas’s movies have generated billions of dollars, but it took him over twenty years to bring the movie, Red Tails, to the big screen. As most people know, George Lucas has an indisputable track record; however, few shared his vision while even fewer were willing to finance a biopic led by a cast of African-American actors.

George Lucas’s movies have generated billions of dollars, but it took him over twenty years to bring the movie, Red Tails, to the big screen. As most people know, George Lucas has an indisputable track record; however, few shared his vision while even fewer were willing to finance a biopic led by a cast of African-American actors.


In that respect, he shares a commonality with the Tuskegee Airmen because few expected the Tuskegee Experience to be successful. Always ahead of the pack, George Lucas made the decision to self-finance the movie because, he believed audiences would be interested in the story, and the movie would be profitable. 


Although it was the War Department who developed the program to create an all Negro fighter squadron, there were many voices within the department who expressed doubts regarding the program’s success.
Undeterred by blatant racism, African-American men applied to the program in large numbers. The reasons they joined were as different as the hues that comprise African-American skin color.


Some wanted to learn how to pilot airplanes, while others hope to prove that African-Americans were willing to fight for their country while some applied to disprove the wrongful notion that African-Americans were incapable of learning how to fly.


The Red Tail Angels website was developed to teach the rich history, as well as the contributions, the Tuskegee Airmen have given America. It’s been in recent years that scholars, researches and authors have begun to uncover many of the African-Americans whose contributions were unrecognized for far too long.
The Tuskegee Airmen’s story has become one of those amazing, and uncovered, stories that must be told and shared with all generations.


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