Historic Markers Across Alabama



The Tuskegee Airmen's Plaza



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Location: plaza is on the campus of Tuskegee University, on Campus Road east of Foster [West Outer] Drive, Tuskegee Institute, Alabama
County: Macon
Coordinates: N 32° 25.898    W 085° 42.605
  32.43163333    -85.71008333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

This plaza is dedicated to the memory of the Tuskegee Airmen, including General Daniel "Chappie" James, whose training at Tuskegee University and the Tuskegee Army Air Field enabled them to prove for all time the competence and bravery of Black Americans in the U.S. Air Force.

This plaza commemorates their courageous service in the air and on the ground--both women and men--in defense of the United States of America. Without their commitment and daring, America's victories over her enemies would have been much more difficult.

Erected 1987 by Tuskegee University.



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More information:
NPS - Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Wikipedia - Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Wikipedia - Tuskegee Airmen
History.com - Tuskegee Airmen



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