‘The Test’ Exhibit On Aviators Opens in D.C.

On Aug. 28, “The Test, The Tuskegee Project,” an exhibition about the first African-American aviators in the United States military, will open in the new Center for Education and Leadership at the historic Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. The exhibition has been enthusiastically received by the public and the media. Since its premiere in December 2009 at the Main Branch of the public library in Kansas City, Mo., “The Test” has traveled to institutions around the country. Two installations of the exhibition are concurrently showing at the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle, and the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum in Tyler, Texas. The installation at Ford’s Theatre will feature graphics, models and narratives related to the experiences of original airmen from the Washington area. The inclusion of stories of airmen from the hosting communities has become an important part of the project. The exhibit will run through Oct. 23, 2012.

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