Date(s) - 04/23/2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Orange Hall Theatre at SUNY Orange
Who were the Tuskegee Airmen and what is their significance in American history? Commonly referenced as the Tuskegee Airmen, these men came together to participate in the Army Air Corps program, called “Tuskegee Experiment,” which sought to train and prepare African-Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft. The Tuskegee Airmen conquered isolation and prejudice to become one of the most highly respected fighter groups of World War II forming the 99th Pursuit Squadron. The Tuskegee Airmen’s achievements paved the way for full integration of the United States military. The award-winning Off-Broadway play Black Angels Over Tuskegee presents the story of the first group of African-American Fighter Pilots of the 99th Pursuit Squadron in WWII. Immediately following the presentation, the 8-man cast will come out on stage for a talk-back with the audience.