Miranda’s Take on The Tuskegee Airmen

‘The Tuskegee Airmen are on the march once again!’ - Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.

This is one of those lines we quote a lot. So when we realized that we would be passing by ‘The Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site’, we knew we would have to stop by.
It was pretty lonely. The only thing in abundance that we could see were speed bumps. These were the kind of speed bumps that look like they’re just slopped onto the pavement. We call them ‘trailer killers’. But seriously, we were the only ones in the parking lot. Another car drove in after us, but no one else after them.

We read the signs, and when we ran out of signs, we went into the museumy part of the historic site. I was interested in listening to the recordings of voices of Tuskegee Airmen, so I did that while the rest of my family milled around, reading more signs.

At some point, we all came together and checked out ‘The Tea Room’, where the Tuskegee Airmen ate snacks and talked with their friends when not on duty.

At another section of the historic site, in another museumy part, there were touch screens, which I have learned can entertain me when nothing else does. Since I wasn’t very interested in reading the signs, I started a video on the touch screen and sat down to watch. I had picked a video on ‘Segregation’, which I was learning about in history at the time. I was very interested in learning about the segregation, and how poorly the Tuskegee Airmen were treated. I am glad that today, in my generation, people are not treated differently just because their skin is a different color then others.

 

The lot is huge and over-laden with pointless speedbumps

The lot is huge and over-laden with pointless speedbumps

Ghost buildings used when budgets or information are light

Ghost buildings used when budgets or information are light

Another in black and white

Another in black and white

Airplane engine

Airplane engine

Horrow!

Horrow!

A little of West Michigan showing up.

A little of West Michigan showing up.

Another angle of Hangar 1

Another angle of Hangar 1

Admin building and control tower

Admin building and control tower

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