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February marks the 40th anniversary of the formal adoption of Black History Month in the US, an important remembrance of people and events influential to the history of African Americans.

In an effort to bring the Tuskegee Airmen into YOUR classroom for Black History Month, our annual school competition is in full swing! Give your students the opportunity to think critically about the Squadron’s Guiding Six Principles, based on the Tuskegee Airmen’s determination to succeed, and reflect on how the legacy of the Airmen can be applied to their own lives. Students who submit an essay or artwork applying these Principles will be eligible to win one of several prizes from the Squadron.

Check out for details on this fun and easy project for your students. But hurry! Entries must be submitted by February 26!


The CAF Red Tail Squadron is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to educating audiences across the country about the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel. Learn more at


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