"Red Tails" could be just the ticket for bringing more exposure to Detroit's efforts to keep the Tuskegee Airmen's legacy alive.
A special charity screening of the movie Saturday night at downtown Detroit's Renaissance Center already has sold out. It benefits youth programs and outreach efforts of the Detroit chapter of Tuskegee Airmen Inc. and the historical museum it created, the Tuskegee Airmen National Museum at Historic Ft. Wayne.
But there are other ways to support the Detroit chapter, which is the founding chapter of the national organization, and the museum, which was launched in 1987.
Anyone can join the Detroit chapter of Tuskegee Airmen Inc., according to president Arthur Green. Members must be interested in telling the story of the airmen and introducing young people to careers in aviation. The group has about 60 paid members. There are 10-20 original Tuskegee Airmen in the area.
Contributions also can be made to a capital campaign to create a new facility at Coleman A. Young International Airport that would evolve into a headquarters for the national museum. It potentially would include hangar space for historic planes, such as the T6 trainer already housed there, plus a theater and exhibit space.
To find out more about opportunities to help both organizations, go to www.tuskegeeairmennationalmuseum.org or call 313-843-8849.
Most Popular Stories
- SEO Traffic Lab Celebrate Wins at Digital Marketing Event 'Internet World 2013' in London
- Social Media Initiatives Should Follow Customers' Lead
- Apple CEO: Offshore Units Not a 'Tax Gimmick'
- U.S. Senate Accuses Apple of Large-scale Tax Avoidance
- UTEP Water Recycling Project Wins Venture Titles
- Marketo Makes a Mint in IPO: Stock Shoots Up More than 50 Percent
- Bieber Booed at Billboard Awards
- Crude Oil Up, Gasoline Down
- Austin Startup Compare Metrics Raises $3.5 Million for Expansion
- Why So Many Top 'Car Guys' Are Actually Women