Tuskegee Airmen Visit the White House: fea. Barbados descended Cuba Gooding Jr.

{CIRCA - 1943} Cornelius P. Gould, alias "Cool Papa" in a P51

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama invited a group of American heroes  (mostly) to the White House for a very special movie night.

The guests were retired Tuskegee Airmen, the African American veterans who overcame segregation and prejudice to become one of the most highly respected fighter groups of World War II, and whose achievements paved the way for full integration of the U.S. military.

The movie was “Red Tails“, a new film that tells the Tuskegee story. “Red Tails“was produced by George Lucas, directed by Anthony Hemingway and stars Cuba Gooding Jr., who all joined the President, the First Lady and the Airmen for the screening in the White House theater.

{EDITOR’S NOTEThe Tuskegee Airmen had two Barbados connections, one was Buck Newsam and the other was the children of one of the first squadron visited here in 2009}

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