2007, Tuskegee Airmen Museum
The Tuskegee Airmen were dedicated, determined young men who enlisted to become America’s first black military airmen, at a time when there were many people who thought that black men lacked skill, courage and patriotism. They came from every section of the country, with large numbers coming from New York City, Washington, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Detroit. The City of Detroit Airport Department commemorized these heroes at the Coleman A. Young International Airport Executive Terminal by relocating the National Museum of the Tuskegee Airmen into airport hangar space.
The facility showcases the legacy and accomplishments of the Airmen as well as inspires youth to achieve excellence while motivating youth towards careers in aviation and aerospace science and technology. Additionally, locating the facility on the CAYIA campus enhances the arrival and departure experience of the airport while becoming an international destination commemorating the contributions of African Americans to the defense of the United States. (Materials/Designs prepared by R. Baltimore while employed by Hamilton Anderson Associates)
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