Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday's Fabulous Flick

Good people, you know I don't normally do the "Hollywood" thing on this blog. But this photo is simply too delightful to not highlight for Black History Month. 

This flick features Major Nancy Colon, the first female African-American flight nurse in the U.S. Air Force, Cuba Gooding Jr. and former Tuskegee Airmen pilot Julias Freeman attending the premiere of Red Tails. Major Colon (U.S.A. Ret.) also holds the distinction of be the first African American woman to be commissioned a lieutenant in the Regular U.S. Army Nurse Corps in 1948.

For those who haven't seen it, Red Tails is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, African-American fighter pilots who fought during World War II. The movie was self financed by filmmaker George Lucas. 

Even if you've seen the flick, why not head out and see it again and again?! 

Also, it is worthwhile to have your children (or children you mentor) learn more about unsung heroes like Major Colon by reading some books or conducting some research at your local library.

Have a super weekend all!