Courage in the Skies: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen

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Visit the Library on Sunday, February 19 to enjoy dramatic interpreter Anthony Gibbs' portrayal of one of theĀ Tuskegee Airmen. Using the living history format, Mr. Gibbs will chronicle true stories of adventure and courage high above the ground. The Tuskegee Airmen'sĀ struggles, sacrifices, and determination will be covered along with a discussion of the tremendous service they performed for their country and their comrades.Ā 

According to History.com:

"The Tuskegee airmen were the first black servicemen to serve as military aviators in the U.S. armed forces, flying with distinction during World War II. Though subject to racial discrimination both at home and abroad, the 996 pilots and more than 15,000 ground personnel who served with the all-black units would be credited with some 15,500 combat sorties and earn over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses for their achievements. The highly publicized successes of the Tuskegee Airmen helped pave the way for the eventual integration of the U.S. armed forces under President Harry Truman in 1948." (www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/tuskegee-airmen)

This event is free and open to the public.

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Date: 
Sunday, February 19, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
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