Wright Museum to Present In Their Own Words

On Tuesday, July 6 at 7pm, the Wright Museum will present In Their Own Words: The Tuskegee Airmen, a documentary that tells the story of African-American pilots who fought to protect the skies during WWII. In Their Own Words is part of the museum’s 2021 Lecture Series, sponsored by Ron Goodgame and Donna Canney.

“For anyone interested in WWII history and the part the Tuskegee Airmen played in the war, this is not to be missed because 20 of the original Airmen are interviewed,” said Executive Director Mike Culver. He referred to the documentary as “both inspirational and exasperating.”

“It reveals group and personal bravery in the sky and in the face of bigotry,” he explained. “It is a story that all Americans should hear.” Complete with personal interviews with original Airmen, rare photos, and computer-generated recreations, the film chronicles the Airmen’s story from 1941 to the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007.

In Their Own Words: The Tuskegee Airmen begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6 at the Wright Museum, 77 Center Street in Wolfeboro on the first floor of the new DuQuoin Education Center. Admission is free to this program. Seating is limited due to CDC guidelines on social distancing. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 603-569-1212.

The region’s leading resource for educators and learners of all ages on World War II, the Wright Museum features more than 14,000 items in its collection that are representative of both the homefront and battlefield.