RISE ABOVE - A Tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen
St Paul, MN
Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Office of Aeronautics and coordinated by MnDOT's African American Employee Resource Group, the CAF Red Tail Squadron’s RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit is coming to St. Paul, MN. as part of Minnesota Summer of Civil Rights - Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Housed in a 53’ long semi-rig, the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit contains a 30-seat temperature-controlled movie theater with a 160-degree panoramic screen. The 30-minute RISE ABOVE movie shown highlights who the Tuskegee Airmen are, how they overcame obstacles to be allowed to train and fight as U.S. Army Air Corps pilots. Also how more than 14,000 other black men and women also trained hard to support the pilots, and what the courage and determination they exhibited then still means to all Americans today.
The exhibit is free of charge and is open to youth groups, state employees and the general public. Please make reservations for groups of 5-35, the movie will be shown every hour. Reservations have priority, walk-up are welcome, smaller groups and individual showings will be shown 40 minutes after the hour. ie: 9:40, 10:40, ect...
PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES EARLY TO REGISTER AT THE KIOSK.
THANKS TO THESE SPONSORS FOR MAKING THIS EVENT POSSIBLE!
Plan to attend the AirExpo at Flying Cloud Air Field, Eden Prairie, MN on July 19th & 20th to see the P-51C Mustang and the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit.
Dr. Harold Brown, (Lt. Col. USAF Ret.) an original Tuskegee Airman originally from Minnesota, will be at the Exhibit on Saturday.
For more information about the AirExpo, please visit www.airexpo-mn.org/
Minnesota Department of Transportation
395 John Ireland Blvd
MnDOT AAERG and the CAF Red Tail Squadron
MnDOT’s AAERG is established to support African heritage employees and to be a resource to the organization.
The mission of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron is to share the inspiring legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen - America's first black military pilots and their support personnel. Their success in triumphing over adversity during WWII can still inspire people of all ages to rise above obstacles they may face.
To learn more please visit www.redtail.org