The Tuskegee Airmen: The Fight For Equality

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When someone thinks of the fight for equality they usually think of The Civil Rights. What about the Tuskegee Airmen? The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African American airplane fighters that took to the air during World War II to fight for equality. They were one of the first acts of civil rights and therefore served as an inspiration. The Tuskegee Airmen have provided the base for equality in Military, the start of legal attacks on the legal system and desegregation. The military has been a racial and male dominant workplace since it was formed. The Tuskegee Airmen helped unify and combine the military to a place of equality that colored and women have wanted to work for. In the play Fly, the group of four African American pilots proved…show more content…
The Tuskegee Airmen held their ground when the circumstances were rough and unfair. This can be seen when they stood for what they believed in and eventually led to an executive order that required equality of treatment and opportunities for colored servicemen and women. Instead of violence, they used the courts to gain equality which gave bases for important legal cases for equality. Brown vs. Board of Education was a legal battle that proved “separate is not equal “. This case proved that violence is not the answer and paved the way for others to overturn laws and rules that forbid equality. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was another legal battle that had been won. The Act stated that African Americans can vote and would not be discriminated against while trying to vote. The Tuskegee Airmen proved that not only could they win legal battles, but also help win the battles during War Word II and assist to equality for…show more content…
The Tuskegee Airmen served vital roles in informing awareness of the horrendous Jim Crow Laws. This could be seen in the play, Fly, when the group of African American men were unable to enter the bar through the front. Racial slurs and violence occurred due to them not wanting to be racially profiled. The tap dancer, Omar Edwards, was seen handing them drinks from the back. Then the four Tuskegee Airmen sang away the night. Once this information was unleashed, African Americans throughout the United States started fighting for their rights and The Civil Rights Movements were established. The Tuskegee airmen were role models for Martin Luther King Jr. They proved that with patience and effort and nonviolence goals can be accomplished. This can be seen true since the civil rights movements went on for a while without any changes in the way African Americans were treated. However eventually equality prevailed. Fly, was told in a flashback of the main character’s life as a Tuskegee Airmen. The main character was at the inauguration of Barack Obama. This showed that times have changed enough to the have leader of the United States a colored

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