Traveling Tuskegee Airmen Tribute Stops In Spencer

A traveling tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen is stopping at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer.

The exhibit titled "Rise Above" is a 53-foot trailer with expandable sides with a curved movie screen where visitors can watch a 14-minute original film titled "Rise Above." The movie tells the story of the obstacles faced by the first black military pilots and their support personnel in World War II.

The movie includes footage taken from a P-51C fighter plane, the model flown by the Tuskegee Airmen, who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. They trained at a segregated air base in Tuskegee, Ala., and were supported by black men and women on the ground.

The free exhibit is on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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