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Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Help Land a Special Traveling Exhibit

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Help Land a Special Traveling Exhibit


Red Tails historical artifacts on a display table

A partnership between KCKPS and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and KCK helped bring an awe-inspiring exhibit to the Kansas City, Kansas community.  

The CAF Red Tail Squadron’s Rise Above traveling exhibit was set up in the parking lot of the F.L. Schlagle Football stadium on Tuesday, August 30, and Wednesday, August 31. The museum highlighted the history of the famed Tuskegee Airmen.

Red Tails Rise Above Traveling Exhibit at Schlagle high school parking lot

These heroic men and women were America’s first African American military pilots and airmen, who bravely served during World War II.

Close to one thousand aviators completed their training and served in the Army Air Corps. Their valor and fearlessness led many of them to receive top honors.

Some of them were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for their service to the country, as well as the Bronze Star.  

Red Tails historical exhibit at Schlagle High School

The exhibit featured a screening room where visitors could watch short films that captured the strength and courage of those airmen who faced racial barriers.

Mayor Tyrone Garner’s Office is working with the local Red Trail Academy to help develop a youth aviation program for KCKPS students. They hope to launch it next summer.