Ten Legendary Tuskegee Airmen to Visit the Houston Public Library at The African American Library at the Gregory School

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Houston Public Library (HPL) invites the community to meet a few of the surviving legendary Tuskegee Airmen during a visit at HPL’s African American Library at the Gregory School. This visit will take place on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 6 PM, where they will be special guests for a panel discussion that will focus on their challenges and triumphs that they faced as the first African-American aviators in the United States armed forces during World War II. Along with the panel discussion, visitors also can view the Library’s exhibit The Tuskegee Airmen: The Segregated Skies of World War II, now through January 5, 2013 honoring the airmen’s legacy. The event and the exhibit are free and open to the public. The African Library at the Gregory School is located at 1300 Victor Street, 77019. For more details visit: www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1440.

Ten Tuskegee Airmen will be visiting HPL for the panel discussion event. They are now in their 80s and 90s, but enlisted while in their teens and 20s. This is a unique opportunity to meet and greet these brave and honored world-class pilots who, despite having to endure discrimination and other challenges, still fought for their country. The airmen that will be at HPL include: Claude Platte, Ed Tillmon, James Sheppard, Buford Johnson, Alex Jefferson, Richard Jennings, Nancy Leftenant Colon, James Pryde, Larry Brown Jr., and Dr. Luzine Bickham.

 
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