Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park will showcase two free documentaries in our Dunbar Theater on Saturday and Sunday, February 20, 21 and 27, 28.
● February 20 and 21 at 10:00am and 2:00pm – “The Tuskegee Airmen”
This inspiring World War II story spotlights 450 men who fought on two fronts at once. Black American aviators, known as the Tuskegee Airmen, battled Axis powers in Europe and North Africa and then took on racism at home. Trained by the segregated military system as an experiment to see if blacks could fly in combat, these pilots made more than 15,000 sorties and 1,500 missions. Their success led to the integration of the U.S. armed forces.
● February 27 and 28 at 10:00am and 2:00pm – “Harlem Renaissance”
In the 1920s, African-American literature, art, music, dance, and social commentary flourished in Harlem, NY. This cultural movement redefined African-American expression. Music became the centerpiece that this movement was built around, launching an artistic awakening rather than a social revolt.
These movies are free and open to the public and can be viewed at the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center, located at 16 South Williams Street.
For more information, call the National Park Service at 937-225-7705.