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Tuskegee Airmen flight instructor to speak on campus

Tuskegee Airmen flight instructor Milton Crenshaw will be the featured speaker at a special event hosted by the Pulaski Technical College Social Sciences Department and Cultural Diversity Committee Monday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the U.S. Bank Community Room on the first floor of the Information Technology Center.

Tuskegee Airmen refers to all who were involved in the "Tuskegee Experiment," the Army Air Corps program during World War II to train African Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft. The Tuskegee Airmen included pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance and support staff, instructors and all the personnel who kept the planes in the air.

According to National Park Service museum curators, the Tuskegee Airmen overcame segregation and prejudice to become one of the most highly respected fighter groups of World War II. The Tuskegee Airmen's achievements, together with the men and women who supported them, paved the way for full integration of the U.S. military.

Crenshaw was inducted into the Arkansas Aviation Hall of Fame in 1998. Monday night's event is free and open to the public.

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