Singer Lena Horne poses with cadets at the Tuskegee Airbase in Tuskegee , Ala., in 1945. The World War II Tuskegee Airmen were also known as red tails because they painted their planes’ tails red.

Singer Lena Horne poses with cadets at the Tuskegee Airbase in Tuskegee , Ala., in 1945. The World War II Tuskegee Airmen were also known as red tails because they painted their planes’ tails red.