Tuskegee Airman - GOR-85303-11
World War II "Tuskegee Airman" Julius Freeman before the start of the Veterans Day Parade in New York City.
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African American military aviators in the United States armed forces.
During World War II, African Americans in many U.S. states still were subject to racist Jim Crow laws. The American military was racially segregated, as was much of the federal government. The Tuskegee Airmen were subject to racial discrimination, both within and outside the army. Despite these adversities, they trained and flew with distinction.