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Tuskegee Airmen History
February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
At least ten years before Rosa Parks fought to keep her seat on a bus in Montgomery, AL, and nine years before the Civil Rights marches and sit-ins which led up to Dr Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech, there were the Tuskegee Airmen- whose story and their exemplary record is virtually unknown to most Americans.
Having the reputation of few bomber losses, the Tuskegee Airmen escorted almost 200 bombing missions during World War II. Flying P39 Air-a-Cobras, P40 Warhawks, P47 Thunderbolts and p51 Mustangs, they defeated 112 enemy aircraft in aerial combat, demolished numerous enemy installations and badly crippled one enemy destroyer.
Join us at the Anderson Public Library for an engaging presentation by Ron Spriggs who will talk about the amazing history and success of the Tuskegee Airmen. Appropriate for teens and adults, Ron will showcase an important part of American History. The presentation is free and registration is not required.