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A Tuskegee Airmen Tribute

A Tuskegee Airmen Tribute










(PRWEB) May 20, 2004

Bay area graphic designer, Dwayne Holt has created a unique tribute to a group of forgotten American heroes. They were a segregated black fighter group serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War-2 that trained at Tuskegee, Alabama. Inspired by the strength, character and professionalism of the Tuskegee Airmen, he has designed a website called ebonywings.com which has information and graphics about this lost page in aviation history. He also creates and are making available, rare historical paintings and inspirational graphics to preserve a unique part of American History so that others can be inspire by their achivements.

Raised to a single parent in a poor and racial troubled section of Philadelphia in the late 60’s, Dwayne taught himself how to draw airplanes. His escape from a tough neigborhood was by reading books about World War-2 aviation. Young black kids at that time were not into military aircraft and pilots like he was. Blacks contibuting to aviation was not taught in inner-city schools at that time in the late 60's and early 70's. His discovery in the mid 1990's that the U.S. had an all Black Air Force during WW-2 was a complete surprise to him. What was more of a shock was the discovery of his own Tuskegee heritage on his father's side of the family. Teaching himself how to create computer graphics and websites he created ebonywings.com, a place to share his passion for a group of forgotten All-American heroes that were at the forefront of the civil rights movement and fought two wars simultaneously, Nazism abroad and Racism at home. Some of the proceeds from his paintings will go to the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. and to World Vision, an organization that helps the needy and poor developing nations.

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