Speaker offers program on history of Tuskegee Airmen


Ron Spriggs, an oral historian, lecturer and curator of Tuskegee Airmen exhibits, offers an exhibit on the Tuskegee Airman and their mission that can provide a source of historical information for classrooms during Black History Month in February and Veterans and Military Families Month in November.

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.

Spriggs’ mission is to sustain the legacy and history of the Tuskegee Airmen through student lectures, speaking engagements and exhibitions and to help students develop their knowledge about careers in aviation. He has visited schools, companies and the military across Kentucky for 18 years.

For 2020, Spriggs has added a new topic: experiential aviation. He will explain and define career opportunities in the growing field of unmanned aerial systems.

Visit Spriggs’ website for more information.