Traveling exhibit honoring Tuskegee Airmen coming to Collegiate, McConnell AFB

A traveling exhibit honoring Tuskegee Airmen will be on display at Wichita Collegiate School on Sept. 26 and 27 in advance of McConnell Air Force Base’s open house.

“Rise Above,” a 14-minute movie, focuses on what the Tuskegee Airmen overcame to be allowed to fly and fight during World War II.

The movie, which is free, will be shown inside a 53-foot customized trailer with expandable sides that holds a movie screen and seating for 30.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron. The movie is sponsored by the Texas Flying Legends Museum.

The exhibit, along with a restored red-tailed P-51C Mustang, will be on display during the McConnell open house, held Sept. 29 and 30.