On the bookshelf
“The Tuskegee Airmen Chronology: A Detailed Timeline of the Red Tails and Other Black Pilots of World War II”
by Daniel L. Haulman (New South Books, Montgomery, Alabama)
This book addresses the progress of black aviators in the 20th century including the WWII era and its influence on Korean War and the US military. It is the first book to chronicle all the events and people who led to the creation of this unique and highly successful military training experience and the personnel it produced, who served honorably and exceptionally.
“Beyond Freedom: Disrupting the History of Emancipation”
Edited by David W. Blight and Jim Downs
The University of Georgia Press
What did emancipation mean in post-war America to ex-slaves and to whites in the North as well as the South? Scholarship is ongoing, and the historians whose contribute to this fascinating collection bring new insight.