This is the seventh 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 the U.S. bomber crews they protected.
"The success of this squadron influenced President Harry Truman to integrate the U.S. military," said Dr. Theresa McGinley, LSC-North Harris history professor and event liaison.
The event is free to the community, but seating is 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 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.
With more than 75,000 students in credit classes for fall 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.