Ron Spriggs, a Lexington-based historian and curator of a traveling exhibit on the Tuskegee Airmen, offers speaking engagements for school assemblies in which he will present the oral history of the Tuskegee Airmen during Black History Month and throughout the year.
The Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American military pilots who fought in World War II and their support personnel, were the first African-American military aviators in the U.S. armed forces. The group is commemorating the 75th anniversary of its activation.
Spriggs focuses on two main areas that parallel the national Tuskegee Airmen organization: sustaining the legacy and history of the airmen through student lectures, speaking engagements and exhibitions; and creating programs and experiences for students to develop their knowledge about careers in aviation or their general academic studies.
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