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Airmen and Aeroplanes

On This Day in History Quilt for February 19:
On this day in 1942 the Army Air Corps’ 100th Pursuit Squadron was activated at Tuskegee Institute. The “Tuskegee Airmen” were the first African Americans called to serve as airmen in the U. S. military. Before this date they were denied training and opportunities due their race.

51-8C-2F6_2.19.13This hand and machine pieced and hand quilted cotton muslin quilt is titled “Aeroplane.” The maker is unknown; the owner inherited it and documented the quilt in 2004 during the Wyoming Quilt Project.

View this quilton The Quilt Index to read more about it’s history, design and construction. Be sure to use the zoom tool for a detailed view.

Sources:
http://www.blackfacts.com/fact/950f3fdb-bde2-461c-82f2-2daa31b9eb66
http://www.tuskegeeairmen.org/

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance
amy.milne@quiltalliance.org

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