PRESS RELEASE – The Tuskegee Airmen National Museum, which honors the history and legacy of its namesake group, has relocated to Detroit. The museum, which was previously in Michigan’s Fort Wayne, moved to the Coleman A. Young Gallery inside Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The gallery is named after Detroit’s first Black mayor who was a second lieutenant, bombardier and navigator in the Tuskegee Airmen.
A virtual grand opening is scheduled March 22 – 80 years after the squadron’s activation by President Franklin Roosevelt. The opening will feature speeches by Airmen Lt. Col. Harry Stewart Jr. and Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson and a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The National Museum of the Tuskegee Airmen represents the culmination of the efforts of many individuals. It provides a place not only to record the contributions of Americans to the defense of our Nation during a period in our history when they were not thought of as the equal of other citizens, but a place where all of the youth of America may come to acquire inspiration, counseling and assistance in achieving excellence in their own educational and career pursuits. For more information, visit www.tuskegeemuseum.org