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Lowry Speaker Series Presents “The Tuskegee Airmen Experiene”)
October 25, 2016
Please join the Lowry Speaker Series on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, for a presentation by the Colorado-based Hubert L. “Hooks” Jones chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen. Come listen to stories of the historic challenges, adversity and triumphs of this pioneer group of men and women who were involved in the Army Air Corps program to train African Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft during World War II. Facing Jim Crow laws in many U.S. States and American military racial segregation, enlisted members were trained to be aircraft and engine mechanics, armaments specialists, radio repairmen, parachute riggers, control tower operators, policemen, administrative clerks and all of the other skills necessary to fully function as an Army Air Corps flying squadron or ground support unit. Tuskegee Airmen military aviators served as fighter pilots protecting American and Allied bombers by servings as escorts on important missions in Northern Africa, Europe, and Asia. Known as the “Red Tails” for the red paint pattern on their P-51 Mustangs, these newly-trained pilots fought hard to overcome discrimination both at home and abroad, and the highly-publicized successes and outstanding accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen helped pave the way for the eventual integration of the U.S. armed forces under President Harry Truman in 1948.
When: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Where: The Eisenhower Chapel, 293 Roslyn Street, Denver (on Lowry)
How: Admission is free; no reservations are necessary.
For more information, please contact Karen House by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (303) 757-7658.