Red Tails the movie premiers on January 20, 2012. George Lucas who changed how we looked at the universe with Star Wars and how we looked at history with Indiana Jones is bringing us what promises to be an extraordinary film depiction of an important group of Americans Heroes – the Tuskegee Airmen. As a nation we were fighting World War II, but as a people we were a segregated society. These pilots and crew play a key role in our victory, and are part of the ‘Greatest Generation’ of our nation. Over the years, I have had the honor to spend time with several of these men.
The Tuskegee Airmen are personally responsible for advancing civil rights and launching an end to segregation. Their place in history will now be told on the big screen with some of Hollywood’s finest in leading roles. Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Bryan Cranston, David Oyelowo, Gerald McRaney, Daniela Ruah, Michael B. Jordan, Theo James, and Rick Otto are just a few of this incredible cast.
I do not often ask folks to go to the movies, but this movie is too important to be missed. Please join me in being among the first to see Red Tails when it comes to a theater near you. I want us to show our support for Hollywood bringing us a quality movie about an important time in our history.
Please share your thoughts and feedback about Red Tails and the great men and women of Tuskegee below. I’d love to hear from you.