Download this Paper Open PDF in Browser

Recognition Long Overdue

Washington Afro-American, vol. 115, No. 33, March 31,2007 - April 6, 2007

2 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2008  

F. Michael Higginbotham

University of Baltimore - School of Law

Date Written: March 31, 2007

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Higginbotham, F. Michael, Recognition Long Overdue (March 31, 2007). Washington Afro-American, vol. 115, No. 33, March 31,2007 - April 6, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1296069

F. Michael Higginbotham (Contact Author)

University of Baltimore - School of Law ( email )

1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
United States

Paper statistics

Downloads
13
Abstract Views
482