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2014-02-07 08:23:08

CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noted historian and Fathers' Rights Attorney Jeffery Leving (dadsrights.com) will be featured in NBC Chicago's (Ch. 5) tribute to African American history airing Saturday, February 8 at 5 AM and Sunday, February 9 at 5 and 8 AM. Host Art Norman will highlight Leving's analysis of historical artifacts evidencing the dedication and sacrifice of African Americans serving our country. First, Leving will present an archive of material related to the...

2013-02-25 16:20:32

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Carolinas Aviation Museum at Charlotte Douglas International Airport will host the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron's RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit honoring the Tuskegee Airmen Feb. 26 - March 2. Sponsored by Duke Energy, the Traveling Exhibit, which will feature a P-51 Mustang similar to the one used by the Airmen, will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. While there is no charge to experience the...

2012-10-05 02:21:07

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation presented NASA Administrator Charles Bolden with the Gen. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle Memorial Award at the organization's Gold Medal Gala Thursday in Los Angeles. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Bolden is the first recipient of this award, which honors Gen. Doolittle's leadership as a founding board member of what began as the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Fund. The...

2012-03-27 10:20:21

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Carolinas Aviation Museum at Charlotte Douglas International Airport will host the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron's RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit and P51-C Mustang honoring the Tuskegee Airmen April 11-14. Sponsored by Duke Energy, the Traveling Exhibit and Mustang will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, through Friday, April 13, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at...

2012-02-28 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily Black History Month feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29: GENERAL BENJAMIN DAVIS JR. Profile America for the 29th day of Black History Month. Born in Washington, D.C., Benjamin O. Davis Jr. had a lot to live up to. His father became the Army's first black general in 1940. The junior Davis graduated from West Point in...

2012-02-01 09:00:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Airlines C. R. Smith Museum is again recognizing the accomplishments of the pioneers of Black Aviation with the Second Annual Black Aviation Celebration. The celebration features special presentations by C. B. Rice, an author and historian, and Donald E. "Don" Elder, an original member of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen. The Feb. 4 event is an aviation-themed kick-off for Black History Month in February. Black aviators took...

2012-01-25 14:50:00

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With George Lucas' Red Tails soaring at the box office, The National WWII Museum announces its acquisition and restoration of a P-51 Mustang, the aircraft depicted in Hollywood's drama about the courageous fighter pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American aviators in the United States military. They comprised the United States Army Air Forces 99th Fighter Squadron and 332nd Fighter Group and...

2012-01-18 11:35:00

HAMPTON, Va., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four of the original African-American World War II Tuskegee Airmen are expected to attend the opening of the new George Lucas feature film, "Red Tails," at a local movie theatre this Friday, Jan. 20. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's Langley Research Center has partnered with the Tidewater Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., the city of Hampton, Hampton University, the Virginia Air & Space Center...

2012-01-13 14:45:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) views Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January 16, 2012), as an opportunity to highlight the rich accomplishments of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement, and offers free admission and special programs throughout the day. A special component of this year?s programming is the screening of the Lucasfilm LTD documentary, "Double Victory," which spotlights the historic role of the Tuskegee Airmen...

2011-03-21 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) TUESDAY, MARCH 22: TUSKEGEE AIRMEN Profile America -- Tuesday, March 22nd. The famous squadron of African-American fighter pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen was officially activated on this date in 1941. The pioneering unit fought in North Africa, Sicily and Europe. They shot down more than...