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We went to the Tuskegee, AL Airmen's Museum and it is a visit well worth the making. One building houses some of the planes; the other hangar is all videos and eyewitness reports of the war and of combat.
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There were several mock-ups of the buildings that used to be there.
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The airmen painted the noses and tails of their planes red and so they became known as "the redtails".
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The soldiers hoped that service in the war would advance their treatment at home in the South, but nothing changed for them when the war was over. They decided to fight for Victory abroad for America and Victory at home for themselves.
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Astonishing! Do they segregate black and white buns?

Nah, it was only the 2-foot variety they were worried about. It is incredible isn't it? Skin color is impossible to hide and the South was/is always very predjudiced (as was/is a lot of the North. Even more incredible when you think that these men and women risked their lives fighting for America, only to have lots of Americans still spit on them. Things have changed a lot since then, but racism is still here. It's our own fault for instituting slavery in the first place.

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