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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A new partnership between the Google Cultural Institute and the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas has a Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit viewable to people online around the world.
The virtual exhibition allows viewers to explore the Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit and other aviation artifacts from the ground level. Visitors can move around the Museum virtually for information on items of interest or to check out high-resolution images, where available.
The history of America’s first African American World War II combat aviators, stitched together with 360-degree images from a specially designed ‘Street View trolley’, is at the fingertips of virtual visitors as they navigate the entire state-of-the-art 100,000 sq. ft. Museum.
Museum officials say the exhibit explores how “African American pilots and crews overcame racial prejudice at home to become one of America’s elite fighter units in history. Often misunderstood and looked down upon because of their race, American heavy bomber crews soon came to respect the Tuskegee ‘Red Tails’ as they escorted them deep into the heart of Nazi-occupied Germany.”
The collection includes more than 30 aircraft and space vehicles and the stories behind them.
According to their website, the The Frontiers of Flight Museum introduces visitors to the rich diversity of aviation and space flight history and explores the history and “progress of aviation, as mankind continues to pursue going higher, faster and farther.”
The Google Cultural Institute has partnered with more than 1,000 institutions giving a platform to over 250,000 artworks and a total of 6 million photos, videos, manuscripts and other documents of art, culture and history.
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