Segregation in the Air Force


The air forces didn't let African Americans be apart of the maiden flight

December 17, 1903

this was before they allowed African Americans in the air forces

Benjamin Oliver Davis Jr was the first Africa american general in Air Force

December 18, 1912

He was the general of the Tuskegee Airmen buy that being said he has started the movement for African americans to be accepted in the air force

African-American men had tried to become aerial observers, but were rejected.

January 1917

The Tuskegee Airmen were in place at the time but the air force still didn't really accept African Americans and so African american were denied the right to view the Tuskegee Airmen

There were 125,000 African Americans who were overseas in World War II.

February 1939

oversea and above sea because there were also African American in the air forces at this time even though it was segregated

Public Law 18 was passed by Congress designating funds for training African-American pilots

April 3 1939

The racially motivated rejections of World War I African-American recruits sparked more than two decades of advocacy by African-Americans who wished to enlist and train as military aviators. African american were in the air forces but they could be aviators like the Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American Military aviators to the African american Air Forces

April 1942

David Harris joined American Air Forces

May 1958

United States Air Force (USAF) had officially ended all forms of racial segregation

May 1964

Captain David Harris was the 1st African American pilot for a major passenger airline.

june 1964

this made a statement for African american men who wanted to follow after his foot steps

segregation ended in the Air Force

July 1965