Memorial Day is almost here. As you know, this is the day on which we remember those who died in active military service. Some of those who sacrificed their lives were brave Tuskegee Airmen.
Tuskegee Airman Captain Lawrence E. Dickson was just twenty-four years old when his plane went down in Austria during World War II. Last year, the Pentagon released this article announcing that remains found at an Austrian crash site are those of Captain Dickson.
In honor of Captain Lawrence E. Dickson and the courageous Tuskegee Airmen, I’ve compiled a list of resources you can use to teach your children about this elite group of talented pilots.
Photographs of The Tuskegee Airmen:
- Getty Images of Tuskegee Airmen (click through multiple pages)
- Restoration Photos of Tuskegee Airmen
- Tuskegee University Photos
- Tuskegee Airmen Photo (credit for the photo shown above)
Books About The Tuskegee Airmen:
- Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen?
- The Tuskegee Airmen: Freedom Flyers of World War II
- The Tuskegee Airmen Story
- Wind Flyers
- When I Grow Up I Want to Be, Like the Brave Men of Tuskegee
- You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen
- The Red Tails: World War II’s Tuskegee Airmen
Lesson Plans and Readings:
- The Tuskegee Airmen (1995) – free on Amazon Prime as of post date
- Red Tails (2012)
The Tuskegee Airmen are an important part of American history and we should teach children about their contributions to our nation. You can help by sharing this post via social media and email.