Tuskegee Airmen Resources


  • Tuskegee Airmen, Inc
    A foundation dedicated to preserving the history of America's first black military airmen
  • Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
    The National Park Service National Historic Site dedicated to the Tuskegee Airmen in Alabama
  • The Smithsonian Institution Air and Space Museum: "Tuskegee Airmen Fight in World War II"
    A selection from the exhibit “Black Wings”  at the Smithsonian Institution Air and Space Museum featuring the Tuskegee Airmen’s contributions to the history of African American aviation.
  • Veterans History Project: Tuskegee Airmen Collection
    By unanimous vote on bipartisan legislation, Congress created the Veterans History Project in 2000 to collect, preserve and make accessible the firsthand remembrances of America's war veterans from WWI through the current conflicts, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. A deep archive of nearly 85,000 individual collections, the Project is used every week by researchers, including: students, families, the media, Congress and even playwrights. View the collection on the Tuskegee Airmen.



  • Caver, Joseph, Jerome A. Ennels, and Daniel L. Haulman. The Tuskegee Airmen: An Illustrated History, 1939-1949. Montgomery, AL: NewSouth, 2011. Print.
  • Clinton, Catherine. The Black Soldier: 1492 to the Present. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
  • Edgerton, Robert B. Hidden Heroism: Black Soldiers in America’s Wars. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2001.
  • Hardesty, Von. Black Wings: Courageous Stories of African Americans in Aviation and Space History. New York: HarperCollins, 2008. Print.
  • Holway, John. Red Tails: An Oral History of the Tuskegee Airmen. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2012. Print.
  • Moye, J. Todd. Freedom Flyers: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2010. Print.
  • Paludan, Phillip Shaw. A People's Contest: The Union and Civil War 1861-1865. Lawrence: University of Kansas, 1996. Print.
  • Phillips, Kimberley L. War! What Is It Good For?: Black Freedom Struggles and the U.S. Military from World War II to Iraq. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2012. Print


Primary Sources