Triumph over Racism: “Red Tails”



“We count our victories by the bombers we get to there target, by the husbands we return to their wives, and by the father’s we give back to their children from the last plane, to the last bullet, to the last minute, to the last man we fight, we fight.”- Bullard (Terrence Howard)

The above statement displays what the Tuskegee airmen were fighting for, which in turn makes their bravery not just about Black history but American history.  To save their country and allies were there main objective and them being black was just a plus 🙂 Below is an interview with John Ridley, the writer of the “Red Tails”.

John Ridley interviewed by Renee Montaine (NPR)

Renee Montaine writes,“Ridley thinks their swagger had its roots in their need to prove themselves on not one but two fronts.” After the war many of these men were still disrespected by their fellow country men. Therefore, that moment in history they had to make it count for not just them but for history. The persistence of, George Lucas, and his finances allowed this part of history to be displayed worldwide. I was blessed to know about the Tuskegee airmen at a young age. However, some of my peers hadn’t even known the story until college years because many history books blatantly leave this part of history out. As Americans we must know our entire history in order to appreciate what freedom we have.

Red Tails box office sales surprise industry professionals and some believe this will only be a one weekend effect and as the week’s go by it will decline. The movie has grossed an estimated $19.1 million making it second place at the box office.

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Scripture: “just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Matt. 20:28, NKJV)

Call to Action: Go support American history buy going to movies this weekend buying numerous tickets for you and friends. Let Hollywood know we(Americans) want more movies similar to this that depict America’s entire history especially, if they’re not going to include it in our history books.

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