MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – This weekend, families are getting the unique opportunity to learn about a piece of history that’s often overlooked.

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American pilots to fight in World War II.

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They navigated bombers and helped protect other pilots in the war.

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A traveling exhibit celebrating their legacy stopped at the Shiloh Temple in Minneapolis on Saturday. It included Retired Tuskegee Airman Major Joseph Gomer.

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In the video above, photojournalist Tony Peterson shows us how this exhibit is bringing history books to life.