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Despite adversity and limited opportunities, African Americans have played a significant role in US military history over the past 300 years. They were denied military leadership roles and skilled training because many believed they lacked qualifications for combat duty. Before 1940, African Americans were barred from flying for the US military. Civil rights organizations and the black press exerted pressure that resulted in the formation of an all African-American pursuit squadron based in Tuskegee, Alabama, in 1941. They became known as the Tuskegee Airmen.
The military selected Tuskegee Institute to train pilots because of its commitment to aeronautical training. Tuskegee had the facilities, and engineering and technical instructors, and climate for year-round flying. The first Civilian Pilot Training Program students completed their instruction in May 1940. The Tuskegee program was then expanded and became the center for African-American aviation during World War II.
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 US military.
Nov. 6, 1998, President Clinton approved Public Law 105-355, which established the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama, to commemorate and interpret the heroic actions of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. The site contains a museum and interpretive programs at Moton Field and a national center.
Salute to the sons of the US Virgin Islands: Henry E. Rohlsen and Herbert Heywood, The Tuskegee in Paradise, and to the newsletter about them of the same name.
Meet one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, 91 years young, Richard Hall, as he shares his personal stories with us today on The Fly Girl Show. He will enlighten us about his days as a mechanic with the Tuskegee pilots at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois, my home town. Another importatnt part of African American history, the pioneers in aviation, the unknown and untold stories that needs to be remembered.
The Tuskegee Airmen Movie was first aired on T.V in 1995.
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the United States armed forces. During World War II, Black Americans in many U.S. states were still subject to the Jim Crow laws and the American military was racially segregated, as was much of the federal government. The Tuskegee Airmen were subjected to racial discrimination, both within and outside the army. All black military pilots who trained in the United States trained at Moton Field and Tuskegee Army Air Field, located near Tuskegee, Alabama, which included five Haitians from the Haitian Air Force (Alix Pasquet, Raymond Cassagnol, Pelissier Nicolas, Ludovic Audant, and Eberle Guilbaud).
Although the 477th Bombardment Group trained with North American B-25 Mitchell bombers, they never served in combat. The 99th Pursuit Squadron (later, 99th Fighter Squadron) was the first black flying squadron, and the first to deploy overseas (to North Africa in April 1943, and later to Sicily and Italy). The 332nd Fighter Group, which originally included the 100th, 301st, and 302nd Fighter Squadrons, was the first black flying group. The group deployed to Italy in early 1944. In June 1944, the 332nd Fighter Group began flying heavy bomber escort missions, and in July 1944, the 99th Fighter Squadron was assigned to the 332nd Fighter Group, which then had four fighter squadrons.
Much more info can be found on the web and we incourage you to give a look at all the exciting history that pertains to the great group of Airmen.
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In honor of Black History Month we are delighted to welcome Dr. Clinard "Clint" Martin ~ Aviation Artist, Historian and former Tuskegee Airmen for over 25 years to the show! Please join us as Dr. Martin shares a wealth of information about the History and Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen also known as The Red Tails.
The Ralph B. Lee, Jr. blog talk radio show welcomes Travon Dennis, PR Director for the Atlanta chapter Tuskegee Airmen. Tonight's discussion will be the first of a four part series addressing the history, contributions, current activities and future of the great Tuskegee Airmen Brand. Travon’s excitement and commitment to the work of pronouncing the Tuskegee Airmen brand is undeniable. To miss this show would be to skip out on the final pitch of the World Series that is tied at the bottom of the ninth with three men on and full-count. Travon’s eloquence, knowledge and passion will help all those unaware of the relevance of a Great History to be restored and recaptured.
TRIBE Family Channel and Joey Pinkney are honored to have as our next guest, Colonel Richard Toliver, discussing life, his outstanding career and his recent release, WOMAN-A Godly Creation.
Richard Toliver retired from the Air Force as a Colonel after twenty-six years of dedicated service, including two combat tours in Southeast Asia. He is a protégé of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, where he was mentored, trained, and commissioned under their tutelage. Colonel Toliver has been married for over fifty-one years to the former Margaret A. Hairston of Baltimore, Maryland. The Tolivers have two great grandchildren, thirteen grandchildren and eight adult children, five of which are adopted or part of the family through acceptance, commitment, and love.
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Tonight we will pay tribute to honorable men who fought for what they believed was right.Brave men of the 332nd fighter group of Airmen in the US military during WW2.I will talk about why I support the new film by George Lucas Red Tails and why people should support this project.There are some who are using this historic film to bash these great men.And complain about why no black this or black that.Black people have become a self destructive force hell bent on oblivion.I knew some so called conscious people were going to say bad things about the film so tonight they will feel the heat.Tonight I will preach a fire and brimstone sermon about why it is anyone who does anything good is attacked by envious Negroes?Also tonight marks two years since I met David Alexander Hitt on BTR.I will give my accessment of the IAAC and the future of nationhood and his vision.
Join the Dino Dean Show Sunday April 5th @ 5 pm CST. Dino will be speaking with Tuskegee Airman Victor Croswell. Victor is a member of the Chicago Dodo Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen. He will be talking about an exciting program offerd to the youth sponsored by the Dodo Chapter, the Young Eagles program. If you have children or grandchildren tune in and find out about something great being offered to our young people. This will also be a Get It Off Your Chest Sunday. In this segment we talk politics, current events, our community, no subject is left off limits. The call in number is 646-200-0067. Join the Dino Dean family for smart uncompromising conversation!!!
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In todays LIVE episode we interview Eric Crump the Aviation Director for Polk State College. Eric has been very involved in the creation of our new ACS and sheds some light on what it means for us pilots.
Get an up close and personal seat to the interviews with the hottest names in Hollywood about the new film, "Red Tails" which shares the story of the great Tuskegee Airmen. Catheline Jesse talks to Terrance Howard, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and more for this Epic Movie Premiere!!!
PLEASE JOIN ME WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 9A-11A CST FOR " THE DOCTOR ICE MORNING SHOW " WHERE PERFORMING ON THE MINI CONCERT STAGE AT 10:OOAM WILL BE TUSKEGEE'S VERY OWN " THE COMMODORES ". TO CATCH THE SHOW PLEASE GO TO MY LIVE STATION SITE AT WWW.BLOGTALKRADIO.COM/DOCTOR-ICE AND CLICK ON THE SHOW FOR THE DAY, OR CALL MY LIVE REQUEST LINE NUMBER TO LISTEN BY PHONE AT (646) 478-4755 OR GO TO MY FACEBOOK PAGE AT WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/TONYAKINS1961 AND CLICK ON THE LINK