The Tuskegee Airmen are a testament to fortitude and heroism. During World War II, the Tuskegee Institute trained civilian pilots in the first program of its kind. These men overcame segregation and discrimination to prove the abilities of African American pilots. They helped pave the way for full integration of the military.
To learn more, visit the National Parks' Service tribute to this program: http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/tuskegee/airoverview.htm