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History Speaks: Tales of the Tuskegee Airmen


Explore history through engaging talks by local and regional history professionals. In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, also known as D-Day, we are remembering World War II through a historic lecture series. Discussions and interactive workshops will include an overview of the War, including both European and Pacific campaigns, tales from veterans who were actually there, and stories of influential groups who changed the course of history.

Zellie Orr has devoted many years working on behalf of the segregated unit of black soliders known as the Tuskegee Airmen – a group of African-American military pilots (both fighter and bomber) who fought in World War II. Zellie Orr is known for speaking in schools and to civic and historic groups such as the Atlanta World War II Roundtable, often bringing an Airman along. Listen to her stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and the barriers they broke, and their contributions to the war and field of aviation.