Nashua, N.H.- March 10, 2008-Daniel Webster College today announced that its Intercultural Student Association will sponsor a program featuring members of World War II’s Tuskegee Airmen on Thursday, March 27 in the College’s Collings Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of dedicated, determined young men who came together from all corners of the United States to enlist as the nation’s first African-American military airmen. Each possessed a strong personal desire to serve the United States to the best of his ability at a time when many believed African-American men lacked intelligence, skill, courage, and patriotism. Even as each member accepted the call to arms and proudly applied his skill and determination, the Tuskegee Airmen fought two wars - one against a powerful enemy overseas and the other against bigotry and racism at home and abroad.
The March 27 program includes an introduction to the Tuskegee Airmen by Roy Gillead, former Eastern Region vice president of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. and currently Education & Public Information Officer, North Central Jersey Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Gillead will present a short film history, "The Tuskegee Airmen," followed by "Silver Wings to Civil Rights," a documentary film on the Airmen and The Tuskegee Aviation Experiment from 1941 to 1949. After the video presentation, members of the Airmen will take questions from the audience.
"Daniel Webster College is proud to host these inspirational leaders and patriots," said Daniel Webster College President Robert E. Myers. "Their compelling story is something of which we all can be proud, and I commend our Intercultural Student Association for working hard to bring this important historic story of the Tuskegee Airmen to New Hampshire."
The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Annette Kurman, Director of Public Relations, Daniel Webster College, at 577-6625. Directions are available here.
About Daniel Webster College
Daniel Webster College, located in Nashua, New Hampshire, fulfills its mission by helping purposeful men and women discover how to channel that purpose in their lives through blending theory and practice from day one; and, in so doing, graduates leave Daniel Webster College "workforce ready" for entry and advancement in a variety of highly relevant professions. Visit DWC at www.dwc.edu.
About Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (TAI)
TAI is a non-profit organization with 50 chapters nationwide dedicated to honoring the accomplishments and perpetuating the history of African-Americans who participated in air crew, ground crew and operations support training in the Army Air Corps during WWII; introducing young people across the nation to the world of aviation and science through local and national programs such as Young Eagles and TAI youth programs; and providing annual scholarships and awards to deserving individuals, groups and corporations whose deeds lend support to TAI’s goals.
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