THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
As subjects of both historical study and popular legend, the African American servicemen known as “Buffalo Soldiers”</ strong> continue to provoke conversations. The heroism of the soldiers has been celebrated by filmmakers, musicians, military reenactors, and descendants who want to preserve their legacy. Yet that legacy is a complex one and raises challenging questions about the relationship of the soldiers to the government they served as well as to the native peoples they fought.
In spite of adversity and limited opportunities, African Americans have played a significant role in U.S. 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.
“Tuskegee Airmen” refers to all who were involved in the so-called “Tuskegee Experience,” the Army Air Corps program to train African-Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft. The Tuskegee Airmen included pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance and support staff, instructors, and all the personnel who kept the planes and pilots in the air.
Join us for a great presentation and conversation with Mr. Charles Price (one of the original Tuskegee Airmen) and historian retired Police Officer Mr. Bing C. Reaves Sr. about these two groups that have impacted American History.
When: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: PRISM Multicultural Center, Building 1 Room 108
Free and open to the public,