Tuskegee Airmen Presentation
In celebration of Black History Month, Argonne will host three original Tuskegee Airmen for a discussion of their experiences in WWII.
Hollis Cornelius, Julian Johnson, and O. Lawton Wilkerson were part of the "Tuskegee Experience," the Army Air Corps program to train African Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft. The Tuskegee Airmen included pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance and support staff, instructors, and all the personnel who kept the planes in the air.
Cornelius, Johnson and Wilkerson will give a bird's eye view of life as an Army Air Corps member in an all-segregated unit, including the famed 332 Fighter Squadron and 99th Pursuit Squadron. For most, this program is a once in a lifetime opportunity, as there remain very few original Tuskegee Airmen alive today. As a part of the program, selected parts of the movies Red Tails and The Tuskegee Airmen will be screened.
Shuttle service will be provided starting at 9:15 a.m. with stops at 201, 212, 202, 203, 200, 205, 240, and 362. Return trips will follow the talk.
Event parking is prohibited along the sides of roads; if the main parking lot is full, please use the APS overflow lot located near Building 450.