MONTGOMERY - An exhibit celebrating the nation's first African-American military aviators, the Tuskegee Airmen, is currently on display at Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum.
The exhibit "Red Tails, Silver Wings: Painting and Drawings of the Tuskegee Airmen by Chris Hopkins" will be on display in the museum's exhibit hall through July 31.
Hopkins, a nationally acclaimed artist and illustrator, celebrates the pilots and support staff of the Tuskegee Airmen with a series of portraits that tell the story of the historic unit of aviators who trained at Moton Field in Tuskegee.
"Although they experienced racism and segregation both on and off the base, the Tuskegee Airmen went on to fight with distinction in Africa and Europe during World War II," said Daniel Neil, curator of the Rosa Parks Museum.
Hopkins is a nationally recognized illustrator and painter who has done award-winning work for clients like Nike, Pepsi, the Olympics, and the NFL among hundreds of other advertising clients.
Hopkins will discuss the exhibit during a gallery talk at the museum on Saturday, June 7, at 11 a.m.
Admission is free and open to the public.
The exhibit hall at the Rosa Parks Museum is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
For more information on this exhibit or other upcoming events, contact curator Daniel Neil at (334) 241-8701.