Tuskegee Airmen 1 (TR Norman, Jacob Potts)

It all started on April 3,1939. On this date a law was passed which provided funds for African American pilots. However though the war department decided otherwise and used it to train African American pilots instead. In order to weed out most of the applicants, they would only accept people with a higher education or people who had some flight expierence. After all this had happened they sent some of the accepted applicants to different places to be trained. The group that was sent to be trained in Tuskegee would pass the training and amaze people in the process. This is how they became the first African American pilots in the United States Armed Forces.

The Tuskegee Airmen came into this with little to no respect at all. Everyone hated them at the beginning and wanted them all not to make it past the testing. Over the course of time that the Tuskegee Airmen were in training other pilots started respecting them more and more. When the Tuskegee Airmen starting fighting and defending in the war, other pilots gained a ton of respect. After they showed what they could do, the pilots who drived the bombers requested to have the Tuskegee Airmen defend them. Peoples attitudes towards the Tuskegee Airmen changed so much because the African Americans were doing an outstanding job fighting and defending our country. The Tuskegee Airmen started out at little to no respect and worked their way to be respected more than everyone else.

The Tuskegee Airmen created a great legacy for African Americans. They showed everyone that they could do more than just be slaves, they showed that they can help and protect our country. The perceptions changed dramatically about African Americans. They started their Tuskegee Airmen journey with no respect. Once they started passing test defending the country and doing an amazing job, people started looking up to them and admiring what they do. People first looked at them as slaves, but now they are looked at as great pilots who went through alot to help defend our country.

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