Tuskegee Airmen to speak at LSC-North Harris

Members of the famed World War II Tuskegee Airmen will make a special presentation at Lone Star College-North Harris on Thursday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. in the college’s Academic Building Teaching Theater, room a-126. The college is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive in Houston. The community is invited to attend this free event.

 

This is the fifth consecutive year that members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black fighter squadron in history and Congressional Gold Medal recipients, have honored the college community by appearing on campus and sharing their amazing stories. 

 

The group flew in air combat over North Africa and Italy during World War II. These pioneer aviators had one of the most distinctive records of all the WWII air squadrons and were nicknamed the “Red Tails” by U.S. bomber crews they protected. “The success of this squadron influenced President Harry Truman to integrate the U.S. military” says Dr. Theresa McGinley, LSC-North Harris history professor and event liaison.

 

The event is free to the community, but seating is very limited. For more information, contact Dr. McGinley at 281.618.5586.  

 

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 E, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit: NorthHarris.LoneStar.edu.

 

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 58,000 students in credit classes this fall, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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Oct. 2, 2009

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