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Tuskegee Airmen exhibit on display at the Rosa Parks Museum

(Source: Troy University) (Source: Troy University)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum is displaying an exhibit celebrating the nation's first African-American military aviators, the Tuskegee Airmen.

The 'Red Tails, Silver Wings: Painting and Drawings of the Tuskegee Airmen by Chris Hopkins' exhibit will be on display in the exhibit hall of the museum through July 13.

Hopkins is a nationally acclaimed artist and illustrator, who uses these series of portraits to tell the story of this historic aviator unit that 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 June 7, at 11 a.m. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

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

For more information on this exhibit contact curator Daniel Neil at (334) 241-8791.

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