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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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Feb 17, 2012 at 04:04 PM
    This is not political kiddies so don't go there. This is a great tribute to the heros of WWII that meant so much to the bomber pilots they called them "little friends". They were brave and had to overcome many obsicles to get their wings and recognition as black aces in the US Army. They also delievered another message to soldiers, we are capable of protecting you and are no different than you, we fight for America too. It was then the military knew our black brothers would fight beside them and with them for the same goals and made history change. Some attribute all of it to MLK, he did a lot in the civilian life and should be credited for his achievement but the TA broke the ice. If you are a surviving 332nd Fighter Red tail angel, god bless you!
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      by voter on Feb 17, 2012 at 05:03 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      well said, snake.
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