Tuskegee Airmen at Clark College February 22, 2012
The Office of Student Life welcomed military veteran and local hero, Mr. Ozzie Harris. He and several historians told the story of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 in the Gaiser Student Center.

The Tuskegee Airmen were an elite group of African-American pilots in WWII. They were pioneers in equality and integration of the Armed Forces.

The term Tuskegee Airmen refers to all who were involved in the Army Air Corps program to train African Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft. This included pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance and support staff, instructors and all the personnel who kept the planes in the air.

Speakers for this event included:
Ozzie Harris, a Tuskegee Airmen Institute graduate and Communications Officer during WWII

George Hickman, a Tuskegee Airmen graduate

Laureano Mier, the Pearson Air Museum Director

Norris Hibler, a historian of Tuskegee Airmen

Tommy Lamb, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Northwest Sam Bruce Chapter President

Lee Donham, Actor-Pilot from the 1996 movie Tuskegee Airmen
6 photos · 85 views