By: Mady Sargent, Mary Hart. and Ciara Collins
The Tuskegee Airmen emerged during a time when African Americans were highly excluded from society. World War II was just beginning and a need for airmen was a high priority. However, this need for airmen did not extend to African Americans, rather just whites. African Americans were viewed as unskilled in the areas of flying and common sense. Thus, a program was designed at a level of difficulty in which they would not succeed. However, African Americans and more importantly The Tuskegee Airmen proved to be a necessary instrument in winning the war in the air. The Tuskegee Airmen squadron reformed the United States Air Corps by never letting a bomber plane go down and ultimately desegregating the United States military.