Tuskegee Airmen Symposium Starts Thursday

The Tuskegee Airmen symposium, called “They Dared to Fly,” takes place Thursday, Feb. 18 through Saturday, Feb. 20 and features several open-forum/question-and-answer sessions with three distinguished Airmen – Dr. Roscoe Brown, Lt. Col. Leo Gray and Lt. Col. Hiram Mann – as they share their recollections of wartime military service during segregated America.

On Friday, February 19, from noon to 1:30 p.m., Fantasy of Flight will host a special, reservations-only luncheon with limited seating in honor of three of the original aviation veterans, the first African Americans to be trained as WWII military pilots.

The luncheon will be held at the Orlampa Conference Center at Fantasy of Flight. Tickets are $65 plus tax per person and reservations are required. For tickets, visit www.fantasyofflight.com/livinghistory or call 863-984-3500, ext. 220.

2 thoughts on “Tuskegee Airmen Symposium Starts Thursday

  1. It would be rather inspirational to have men like these visit some of the inner city schools and give talks with the students and faculty alike. So much of our Black History has not been told – truthfully – to younger generations.

    To hear of historical events from someone who was right in the thick of it all could be so much more inspiring than having to read about it from a “doctored” history text book. And then to have these talks recorded for posterity would be an added benefit for all.

    …that’s just my view…

  2. It would be rather inspirational to have men like these visit some of the inner city schools and give talks with the students and faculty alike. So much of our Black History has not been told – truthfully – to younger generations.

    To hear of historical events from someone who was right in the thick of it all could be so much more inspiring than having to read about it from a “doctored” history text book. And then to have these talks recorded for posterity would be an added benefit for all.

    …that’s just my view…

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