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Kim Russell Actress and playwright Kim Russell was an adult when she finally got to know her mother, who died when Russell was just 2 months old. Her father, Bernard Knighten, never spoke of his first wife, Luana. He never shared stories, never said
As a young man, George Porter, now 90, helped open a new chapter in America's history when he joined the Tuskegee Airmen, the squadron that broke racial barriers in World War II by proving that, contrary to critics' suggestions, African Americans
Feb 12, 2012 History came to life Thursday night when a few of the Tuskegee Airmen visited Rider and spent two hours sharing their inspiring stories about their time in the U.S...The night began with an introduction from Dean of Students Anthony
But, as he has for the past five years, Campbell will instead go to Phoenix, Arizona, and visit his father, Colonel William A. Campbell, one of the black World War II fighter pilots whose exploits are portrayed in the movie Red Tails . John Zant
The speaker will be Mark Hanson, curator at Chanute Air Museum in downstate Rantoul. The 99th Pursuit Squadron, the first of the Tuskegee Airmen, was activated at Chanute in March 1941 and, by the end of that year, wound up in Tuskegee, Ala.
The "Tuskagee Airmen" was in itself a great tribute to these brave dedicated men who had an impeccable combat record...Strange that ones enemy should treat one with greater respect than so many of ones own nation?...In those days the pilots of the
February 1, 2012 On the set of the film Red Tails are (L-R) original Tuskegee Airman Roscoe Brown, director Anthony Hemingway, and actor Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jiri Hanzl/ Lucasfilm, Ltd.) Recently the filmmaker George Lucas of Star Wars fame produced two
George Lucas' tribute to World War II Tuskegee Airmen Donna Teresa Homefront Posted: 01/31/2012 01:35:58 AM PST Updated: 01/31/2012 01:35:58 AM PST There are so many stories of heroism and honor from World War II.
In the opening scene of Red Tails , the new film produced by George Lucas about the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, hundreds of computerized planes emerge on screen in a pitched air battle. The tension-filled battle sequence ends and the action
Herbert Carter and Mildred Hemmons had no time for dating in the early months of 1942. He was training to become a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, the nation's first military program for African-American pilots...At 18, she'd become the first black