Recognition Long Overdue
Washington Afro-American, vol. 115, No. 33, March 31,2007 - April 6, 2007
2 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2008
Date Written: March 31, 2007
In 2007, the Tuskegee Airmen, black pilots during World War II, were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. While individuals have been recognized for such service, this was the first time a group had been honored. This article argues that the recognition, while late, was appropriate.
Keywords: Tuskegee Airmen, World War II, racial discrimination, military history, U.S. Army Air Corps
JEL Classification: J71, J79, N42, N44
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