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Schoolgirls excluded from Dallas movie screeningBoys taken to Dallas schools' screening of Tuskegee Airmen movie, girls excluded
DALLAS (AP) ' A field trip for 5,700 fifth-grade boys in Dallas to see a movie about black fighter pilots in World War II has some questioning why the girls weren't included.
The boys were taken Thursday to see "Red Tails," a new movie about the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black pilots to serve in the U.S. military. The girls stayed in classroom and watched "Akeelah and the Bee" about an 11-year-old girl who competed in a national spelling bee.
A spokesman for the Dallas schools says only the boys were taken because space in the theater was limited.
But others are crying foul. Herbert Carter, a Tuskegee Airman who flew 77 missions during World War II, says he's "almost speechless." He says the airmen's story offers lessons for boys and girls.
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