Did They Get It Right? - "Red Tails" and the Tuskegee Airmen

Did They Get It Right? - "Red Tails" and the Tuskegee Airmen

In this edition of "Did They Get It Right?" (DTGIR), postdoctoral research fellow Crystal Sanders of the Penn State Africana Research Center (arc.psu.edu) examines "Red Tails," a 2012 Lucasfilm offering. "Red Tails" is drama, based on true events, that details the struggles and triumphs of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black aviators to fly in the US Air Corps. "Did They Get It Right?" (DTGIR) is a regular feature that looks at television and movies to see if a portion or all of the content is historically and technically accurate. DTGIR also looks at issues in movies and television as they relate to social climates and current events.