Halifax Community College will host an exhibit honoring the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. The RISE ABOVE Exhibit will be on campus from March 12 through March 16.
The Commemorative Air Force Red Tails Squadron is committed to telling the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel.
Woven throughout their outreach program, the group’s Six Guiding Principles – Aim High, Believe In Yourself, Use Your Brain, Be Ready To Go, Never Quit and Expect to Win – were developed alongside Tuskegee Airmen to inspire students to rise above their own obstacles.
The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit is a mobile movie theater featuring the original film Rise Above.
This immersive experience is housed in a climate controlled 53-feet semi-trailer with expandable sides and equipped with a ramp and hydraulic lift to ensure access to all, comfortably accommodating 30 visitors for each showing. Admission to the traveling exhibit is free and open to the public.
Because of its dynamic 160-degree panoramic screen, the film creates the feeling of being in the cockpit soaring above the clouds in a P-51C Mustang.
Rise Above was created by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and aviation cinema specialist Adam White of Hemlock Films, who also created the film Red Tail Reborn, documenting the two restorations of the CAF Red Tail Squadron P-51C Mustang Tuskegee Airmen.
The exhibit experience takes approximately 30 minutes, once the group is assembled inside. All members of the community, as well as students and teachers, are invited to join HCC on campus for this learning opportunity.