Monday, February 16, 2015

Red Tails

A great movie about African American History is Red Tails.  It is a movie about the Tuskegee Airmen during WW2.  They were African American fighter pilots who wanted to fight for the country.  Even though they were treated like 2nd class citizens - they wanted to fight for America and the idea of freedom.
The real Tuskegee Airmen
This movie is emotional and action packed!  You really see their struggle.  They had to prove themselves, and that is sad to me!  What a lesson to learn - patience and perseverance!  One of the most amazing facts about this movie is how it was made.  George Lucas creator of Star Wars heard the story about the Tuskegee Airmen, and had to tell their story.  For years he tried to get a green light, but every movie studio told him no.  So he funded it himself - $100 million!!!!  He believed in the story so much!  What he created was outstanding!

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