Film screening: Double Victory: A Documentary on the Tuskegee Airmenfollowed by a meet and greet with Leslie Edwards, an original Tuskegee Airman with the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3
Where: Reakirt Auditorium
America's first black military airmen, the Tuskegee Airmen, believed their participation in World War II would result in a “Double Victory” – ending both the fascism the world faced during WWII as well as racism. However, they returned home to the same prejudice they had before entering the war, even after assisting in winning WWII.
Double Victory tells the plight of African American men during WWII, stressing the racial discrimination they endured on a daily basis, and fighting/defending a country in which they themselves we not treated as American citizens. The Tuskegee Airmen were an integral part of the Civil Rights movement and later the full integration of the Armed Forces.
What you will learn from this film and discussion: The Tuskegee Airmen’s legacy and contribution to WWII, as well as their plight assisting in the segregation of Armed Forces.
Click here to register for this lecture or call 513-287-7001.