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Red Tails Project to keep Tuskegee Airmen legacy alive

Posted: 7:21 AM, Apr 15, 2013
Updated: 2013-05-31 17:00:56-04
The Red Tails Project

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- An exhibit showcasing the story of the Tuskegee Airmen is coming to Tallahassee, and it's all part of an effort by a local physician.

The second annual Red Tails Project: The Inspiring Story of the Tuskegee Airmen will be at Million Air's Fixed Based Operator from April 17-20. The hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event is run by the Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron, a non-profit based in Indiana. They will bring several Mustang aircraft, including an antique P-51C that will be available for tours. They will also bring a traveling movie exhibit, highlighting the Tuskegee Airmen entitled "RISE ABOVE."

Though the event is run by the CAF Squadron, bringing it to Tallahassee was an effort headed by Dr. A.J. Brickler III of North Florida Women's care. Brickler raised close to $10,000 to bring the exhibit to Tallahassee.

The event is free to the community, and handicap access will be available for the movie exhibit.