— Indiana University
In Their Own WordsThe Tuskegee Airmen
Friday, Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m.
Come to the Hutton Honors College Great Room Friday morning, to hear the Tuskegee Airmen in their own words, both in film and in person. During World War II, when the U.S. armed forces were still segregated, the Tuskegee Airmen were the first African American military pilots. They served with distinction in difficult times and their stories of the war and their experiences before and after are compellingand an important part of U.S. history although long left out of the history books. The program will include excerpts from a 2011 documentary, In Their Own Words: The Tuskegee Airmen, and a conversation with Tuskegee Airmen Lawton Wilkerson and Julian Johnson.
The program is co-sponsored by the AFROTC, the Neal-Marshall
Black Culture Center, and the Hutton Honors College in
celebration of Black History Month.