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Tuskegee Airmen (In-Library)

Tuskegee Airmen (In-Library)

Wednesday, Feb 17 at 7:00 PM

Duration: 1 hr

Join Reynard Burns as he presents the history of the Tuskegee Airmen. The legendary Tuskegee Airmen fought a battle on two fronts in the air against the Axis powers in Europe and at home against racism and intolerance. In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, some say at the urging of his wife Eleanor, ordered the creation of an all-black flight-training unit at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. The Tuskegee Airmen overcame segregation and prejudice to become one of the most highly respected fighter groups of World War II. They proved conclusively that African Americans could fly and maintain sophisticated combat aircraft. The Tuskegee Airmen’s achievements, together with the men and women who supported them, paved the way for full integration of the U.S. military. This program is cosponsored by the Johnny Mac Foundation.  Registration required. Open to ALL ages. BPA615

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