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I didn’t know there were Tuskegee AirWOMEN! And yet, it took me seconds on Google to find THIS eye-opening article.
racismschool:

glockgal:


Tuskegee’s historic love story

Herbert Carter, 94, one of the original 33 Tuskegee Airmen pilots, holds a portrait of his wife, Mildred Hemmon Carter, in her flight uniform. She was the first black female pilot in Alabama and is counted among the history-making Tuskegee Airmen, too. He eventually rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Married nearly 70 years, the two were known as Tuskegee’s “first couple.”


*flails*

I love every single thing about this.
But…
Please tell me why I had no idea that there were women in the Tuskegee project? Did ya’ll know there were women?

I didn’t know there were Tuskegee AirWOMEN! And yet, it took me seconds on Google to find THIS eye-opening article.

racismschool:

glockgal:

Tuskegee’s historic love story

Herbert Carter, 94, one of the original 33 Tuskegee Airmen pilots, holds a portrait of his wife, Mildred Hemmon Carter, in her flight uniform. She was the first black female pilot in Alabama and is counted among the history-making Tuskegee Airmen, too. He eventually rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Married nearly 70 years, the two were known as Tuskegee’s “first couple.”

*flails*

I love every single thing about this.

But…

Please tell me why I had no idea that there were women in the Tuskegee project? Did ya’ll know there were women?

(Source: daughtersofdig)