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Tuskegee Airmen exhibit on display at Rosa Parks Museum

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

An exhibit celebrating the Tuskegee Airmen is on display at Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum.

According to Troy University, "Red Tails, Silver Wings: Painting and Drawings of the Tuskegee Airmen by Chris Hopkins" will be on display through July 31. The Tuskegee Airmen were the nation's first African-American military aviators.

A series of portraits celebrate and tell the story of the historic unit of aviators who trained at Moton Field in Tuskegee.

"Although they experienced racism and segregation both on and off the base, the Tuskegee Airmen went on to fight with distinction in Africa and Europe during World War II," said Daniel Neil, curator of the Rosa Parks Museum.

Hopkins will discuss the exhibit during a gallery talk at the museum on Saturday at 11 a.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

The exhibit hall at the Rosa Parks Museum is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

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