February 19, 2020

Book Signing and Talk – Rising to the Challenge – Tuskegee in Philadelphia

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Date(s) - 02/19/2020
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Main Library


At the outbreak of World War II, Philadelphians heeded the call, including the valiant airmen and women of Tuskegee. Although trained in Alabama, the prestigious unit comprised dozens of Philadelphia-area natives that served as fighter pilots, bombers, nurses and mechanics, as well as in many other support roles. The African American service members had to overcome racism and
sexism on the home front in order to serve with great distinction, and Tuskegee alumni continued to serve their nation by working to secure civil rights and serve their community back home in Philadelphia. Reservations suggested but not required. Presented by Historian Dr. Robert J. Kodosky, West Chester University.

Books will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the book go to a scholarship fund established by the Philadelphia Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen to fund students and preserve the legacy of the Airmen.

Tuskegee in Philadelphia: Rising to the Challenge


Bookings are closed for this event.