The New York Times closes the loop between the amazing election of Barak Obama as America's first African-American president and the incredible bravery of the Tuskegee Airmen, who have been invited to Mr. Obama's inauguration:

"Thousands of people who participated in the fight for civil rights over several decades helped pave the way for Mr. Obama\'s triumph. But the Tuskegee Airmen have a special place in history. Their bravery during the war — on behalf of a country that actively discriminated against them — helped persuade President Harry S. Truman to desegregate the military in 1948."

Osprey's new General Military title on the Buffalo Soldiers, which is a compilation of Elite volumes 107, 134, 158, tells the story of the generations of black army soldiers who fought for the Stars & Stripes under white commanders in segregated units. Seems like the timing could not be better for this new book!

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