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Commissioned by:
United States Department of the Treasury, American, founded 1789  Search this
Subject of:
Tuskegee Airmen, 1941 - 1946  Search this
Created by:
United States Mint, American, founded 1792  Search this
Medium:
gold
Dimensions:
2 15/16 × 2 15/16 × 3/16 in. (7.5 × 7.5 × 0.5 cm)
Type:
medals
Date:
2007
Caption:
The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian recognition awarded by the U.S. Congress. This medal was presented to the Tuskegee Airmen, African American pilots flying for the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. Awarded on March 29, 2007, the medal recognized their “unique military record that inspired revolutionary reform in the Armed Forces.”
Description:
A gold medal featuring three men in profile in the center, with "TUSKEGEE AIRMEN" at top and an eagle with spread wings at the bottom.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Military  Search this
Tuskegee Airmen  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2007.8
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ef531fd7-f0f5-4aa1-adf0-a009298e0190
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2007.8