Tuskegee Legacy Exhibition Launch
Public Events: Artist Session July 23 & Ribbon Cutting July 26
By: Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium
"Tuskegee Heirs: Flames of Destiny" is a futuristic sci-fi action-adventure comic book series set 80 years in the future, that follows a squadron of young, gifted aviators, who are forced to become Earth's last line of defense against a menacing race of artificially intelligent villains bent on destroying civilization. Trained at the legendary Moton Field, by Col. Mars (our own fictional descendant of the Tuskegee Airmen), these five teens and their crew embody strong moral ethics and team strategies used by the Red Tails themselves to overcome their problems
Admission to this event on Saturday at 11am is included with a museum/planetarium admission, and limited to the first 100 guests.
The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of primarily African American military pilots and airmen who fought in World War II. They formed the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Forces. The Tuskegee Airmen were also known as the "Red Tail Fighter Squadron" due to their customary P-51 Mustang warbirds having a red painted tail.
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Tulsa Air and Space Museum Launching new TUSKEGEE LEGACY Exhibition on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 2pm.
July 19, 2022—The Tulsa Air and Space Museum today announced a RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY for the NEW TUSKEGEE LEGACY Exhibition on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 2pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and the exhibition features an assortment of historical objects from the Tuskegee Institute as well as Oklahoma-based stories of Tuskegee Airmen that lived and worked in Oklahoma after their heroic service as a "Red Tail Fighter Pilot" of World War II. The exhibition contains objects, historic stories and images provided by the museum's retired docent and Tuskegee graduate, Mr. John Claybon, who volunteered as a docent for many years.
This exhibition was funded by The OKLAHOMA HUMANITIES, The Ed Darby Foundation, The Bernard and Marcy Robinowitz Family Fund, and Barbara and Allen Smallwood. This exhibition is the newest addition to the museum's WWII Gallery, with future phases planned.