Today is THE DAY!! The movie “Red Tails” will be hitting the big screen!! A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard played by Actor Terrence Howard. Today media provides a cloudy and gray truth about dealing with and overcoming obstacles for the greater good. Red Tails, a film by George Lucas with a great cast, reminds us that good is about being selfless even when supporting and fighting for those who think and treat you with little to no respect. The film teaches us to embrace with passion our purpose and push through the obstacles to get winning results, which is beneficial to others. This is one of the first times that there has been a major motion picture with a majority African American cast. It is said that after many film companies declined to finance the film, George Lucas fronted the 53 million of his own money to create this movie.
Please take a look a few of these images that I captured in Washington DC. The main characters from the movie Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Junior, Nate “Boomer Sooner” Parker, and David Owelowo. The group were out promoting the movie and receiving the official endorsement from Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.