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The Moorland–Spingarn Research Center (MSRC) is recognized as one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive repositories for the documentation of the history and culture of people of African descent in Africa, the Americas, and other parts of the world. As one of Howard University’s major research facilities, the MSRC collects, preserves, organizes and makes
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In the Shadow of Tuskegee:
Black Pilots at Hondo Army Air Field

African Americans have always held a tenuous relationship with the United States armed forces. African Americans have served the nation in each war, skirmish and expedition; however, they have not always received the respect or recognition their service has earned. A notable exception is the members of the 99th Fighter Squadron known as the Tuskegee Airmen. The men racked up an impressive list of accomplishments that have placed them in the annals of American military history.

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