The Segregation in the 1940s discusses the relevance of why the Tuskegee Airmen made such an impact in society. It is important to note that these men not only endured challenges in the war, but on the home front, with racial prejudices and lack of acceptance by others. During the 1940s, many forms of racial slander were at hand, one of the most commonly known, the Jim Crow Laws. These laws and other issues prevented African Americans from being integrated into society and given a chance at their goals, hopes, and dreams.
World War II discusses why the Tuskegee Airmen were needed in the first place. Had the Japanese not bombed Pearl Harbor and had the United States not needed so many men to be able to win this tasking war, the efforts of these valiant men would have not occurred and made such an impact on society. Although World War II was in no way wanted or helpful to anyone, it certainly did create the perfect setting for these African American pilots to show the United States and the world that we all have the right to fight and we all have the right to be equal.
The Civilian Pilot Training Program was what brought the 332nd Fighter Group and 99th Fighter Squadron into existence. Although the program was highly likely and wanted to fail, nevertheless it gave these African Americans a chance to do what they wanted to do: fly. At the time, flying was considered a task only white men could complete and do well at. With the help of skilled pilot trainers and even Theodore Roosevelt, these men were given the opportunity to fight on behalf of the United States Military.