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"BEATEN NEGRO, still clutching his blood-stained hat, is helped to safety by two white youths. Negroes reported many instances of white aid during the riot. Some white streetcar passengers hid Negros under their seats and on sat on top of them to keep them away from the rioters."
The Tuskegee Airmen were the 1st African-American military aviators in the United States armed forces. During World War II, African Americans in many U.S. states were still subject to the Jim Crow laws.[N 1] The American military was racially segregated, as was much of the federal government. The Tuskegee Airmen were subjected to racial discrimination, both within and outside the army. Despite these adversities, they trained and flew with distinction.