Charles H. Wright Museum Home to the National Museum of the Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen National Museum, honoring the history and legacy of its namesake group, has relocated to Detroit, according to a press release. The museum, which was previously in Michigan’s Fort Wayne, moved to the Coleman A. Young Gallery inside Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The gallery is named after Detroit’s first Black mayor who was a second lieutenant, bombardier, and navigator in the Tuskegee Airmen.

A virtual grand opening is scheduled March 22 – 80 years after the squadron’s activation by President Franklin Roosevelt. The opening will feature speeches by Airmen Lt. Col. Harry Stewart Jr. and Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson and a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The National Museum of the Tuskegee Airmen represents the culmination of the efforts of many people, the release added. It provides a space not only to record the contributions of Americans to the defense of the country during a period in its history when they were not thought of as the equal of other citizens but a place where all of the youth of America may come to gather knowledge, inspiration, counseling, and assistance in achieving excellence in their own educational and career pursuits.

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