Have you seen RED TAILS, yet? If not don't miss it. As we approach Black History Month this is a must see, no matter who you are. Take a person younger than you or older than you to see this movie. It's a cross generational affair. The movie is about air fighters in World War II, who were trained at Tuskegee to fight in the war. They were superb. They were Black and they were a military experiment. The White generals were afraid that they were not intellectual capable. They had to fight to fight. They had to fight to get new air craft.
Eventually they got the chance to fly. They were superb in their performance. So much so that their performance conquered the racism. The white pilots eventually came to recognize their stellar performance and would not fly without their assistance. The Tuskegee were the best of the best. This is a true story and its presents a different image of the Black male.
The George Lucas film was 23 years in the making and Mr. Lucas had to advance his own dollars for the adventure film because Hollywood did not think a Black action film would be profitable. History again is made. The Black men are living legends, examples of unity and how America becomes a greater and better place when the limitations are lifted. They never lost a bomber.
It shows Black men at their best in their finest hour. It's about winning. It is a lesson to still be learned in this country. The screening I saw people stood up after the movie to applaud.
My mother remembers World War II, I asked her what was it like when the Tuskegee Airmen came home. The parties, the church honors, etc. She said they did not come home to fanfare. The American public did not know about these heroes. They come home to no newspaper articles, no TV appearances. They just came home and lived their lives.
They are just getting the recognition they deserved. Their examples serve for all of us to follow. Take a young man to see this movie
Please not the pictures in this gallery are of the real Tuskegee Airmen.
What did you think of the movie?