Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site (Museum, Theatre, Petersen House) and the Center for Education and Leadership will be closed to the public on Friday, May 22, and Sunday, May 31. In addition, Tuesday, May 26 – Saturday, May 30, the museum and theatre will be closed to the public, while the Petersen House and Center for Education and Leadership will remain open.
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.
- Tuskegee Airmen – 70 Years Ago
Video footage of the airmen from 70 years ago.
- Tuskegee Airmen – In Their Own Words
Video of three Tuskegee Airmen sharing their stories.
- The Tuskegee Experiment – Oral Histories from the Collection of the National WWII Museum
Video excerpts from the oral history collection at the museum
- 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
- "Abraham Lincoln and Black Soldiers." Abraham Lincoln's Classroom.org. The Lincoln Institute.
- Weidman, Budge. "Teaching With Documents: The Fight for Equal Rights: Black Soldiers in the Civil War." Black Soldiers in the Civil War. National Archives, 1997. Web. 17 Aug. 2012.
- Franklin, John H. "The Emancipation Proclamation: An Act of Justice." Prologue: Selected Articles. National Archives, Summer 1993. Web. 17 Aug. 2012.
- Douglass, Frederick. The Black Man’s Future in the Southern States. Boston, MA. 5 Feb, 1862. Speech.
- United States. War Department. Adjunct General’s Office. General Order 143: Creation of the US Colored Troops. Washington: 1863. Web. 17 July, 2012.
- Truman, Harry S. "American Experience: TV's Most-watched History Series." Speech. Address to the NAACP. Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC. 28 June 1947. PBS. PBS. Web. 17 Aug. 2012.
- United States of America. Executive Branch. The White House. Executive Order 8802: Prohibition of Discrimination in the Defense Industry (1941). By Franklin D. Roosevelt. Washington, DC, 1941. Our Documents. National Archives. Web. 17 Aug. 2012.
- United States of America. Executive Branch. The White House. Executive Order 9981: Desegregation of the Armed Forces (1948). By Harry S. Truman. Washington, DC, 1948. Our Documents. National Archives. Web. 17 Aug. 2012.