We are constructing two life size faux bronze statues of Tuskegee Airmen. One statue of a Tuskegee Airmen in flight gear to represent the defense of our nation and one statue of a Tuskegee Airmen in an officer's uniform representing the discrimination that they faced while defending our nation. These statues will be placed at the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Plaza at the Freeman Municipal Airport in Seymour, Indiana, the site of the former Freeman Army Airfield WWII. We have already raised more that half of the $87,215.00 needed for this project.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? These American Heroes changed the course of American history by peacefully protesting against racial segregation in the United States Military. 162 Tuskegee Airmen Officers were arrested for simply wanting to be treated equally. Their acts of courage during the "Freeman Field Mutiny" lead directly to the integration of the entire United States Military three years later by President Truman through Executive Order #9981. Historians generally agree that the "Freeman Field Mutiny" was an important early step in the American Civil Rights Movement and served as a model for later efforts to integrate public facilities through civil disobedience.
These statues will help bring notoriety to those Tuskegee Airmen and their Legacy and let this generation and future generations of Americans know that monumental changes can be achieved peacefully through strong convictions and courage.
So please help us help educate others and channel your passion for racial equity with a donation of any size to the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Statues Project being administered by the Freeman Army Airfield Museum. Your donation will help us to preserve and advance the Legacy and Lessons of the "Freeman Field Mutiny" to the benefit of current and future generations of Americans .
We are the Freeman Army Airfield Museum at the Seymour Municipal Airport in Seymour, Indiana. Site of the Freeman Army Airfield during WWII. Our mission in part, is to inspire others by telling this amazing story of the "Freeman Field Mutiny."
All donations to the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Statues Project though the Freeman Army Airfield Museum are tax deductible. Please designate your donation to be for the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Statues Project.
Thank you in advance for your contribution and for making a lasting difference.
For additional information you can also view photographs from the September 2015 dedication of the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Plaza visit
Below are artist renderings of the two proposed statues.
- Linda Tatlock
- Ryan Hallett Hinton
- Jennifer Ashcraft
- Robert Avery
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