A BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION
Posted At: 02/25/2013 12:41 PM
BSO Honors the Tuskegee Airmen
2 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
In recognition of Black History Month, the Broward Sheriff’s Office is honoring the Tuskegee Airmen who were the first African-Americans trained as military pilots in the United States Army Air Corps in World War II.
A ceremony acknowledging their accomplishments and dedication to breaking down barriers will take place Wednesday at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale.
Students from Oriole Elementary School will present a brief history of the servicemen. Lt. Col. Leo R. Gray, Lt. Col. Eldridge Williams and Judge Richard B. Rutledge are the three honorees attending the program. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel will present the retired Tuskegee Airmen with a special award for serving their country with pride and honor while battling racism and bigotry.
Courtesy of the library, attendees will also have an opportunity to view a special collection in the exhibit hall spotlighting the struggles and triumphs of the Tuskegee Airmen.
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