Eleanor Roosevelt and the Tuskegee Airmen

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Eleanor Roosevelt and the Tuskegee Airmen. By Adella P. The Tuskegee Institute. Founded on July 4 th , 1881 by Dr. Booker T. Washington Called “A Negro Normal School in Tuskegee” under the state Gained institutional independence under the leadership of B.T. Washington on 1892 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Eleanor Roosevelt and the Tuskegee Airmen

By Adella P.Eleanor Roosevelt and the Tuskegee AirmenThe Tuskegee InstituteFounded on July 4th, 1881 by Dr. Booker T. WashingtonCalled A Negro Normal School in Tuskegee under the stateGained institutional independence under the leadership of B.T. Washington on 1892First Hospital staffed by all Black professionals

2The Tuskegee AirmenCivilian Pilot Training Program started by the first Black licensed pilot Charles A. Anderson in 1939U.S. Military segregatedDubbed the 99th Pursuit Squadron on March 22, 1941 then renamed the 99th Fighter Squadron on May 15th, 1942Over 2000 Black pilots trained at Tuskegee between 1941 and 1946

Eleanor and Chief Anderson

Eleanor Roosevelts VisitThe U.S. Military was segregated until 1948.ER visited Tuskegeee in 1941 and flew with pilot and instructor Charles Patterson for over and hour.Took this photo and used it to urge FDR to support the program and allow the Black pilots to fly for the military ER stayed in contact with correspondent Cecil Patterson

Tuskegee Airmen in WWII99th Pursuit Squadron first of its kindFlew in over 1500 missions in the war in Europe and North AfricaOnly squadron that failed to lose airmen to enemy fire during WWII

Tuskegee Airmen

Noel Parish

Benjamin O. Davis Jr.

Linkwood Williams

Liutenant Lee A. Archer

Charles Hall

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