February Family Night - The Tuskegee Airmen of WWII
In honor of Black History Month, the Niagara County Historical Society will discuss the Tuskegee Airmen of WWII at their February Family Night. During WWII, black aviators were not allowed to train or fly with white pilots, so the 99th Pursuit Squadron was formed in 1941, and later the 332nd Fighter Group in 1944. Most of these men were graduates of Tuskegee University in Alabama. Almost 1,000 pilots were trained and flew in over 1,500 combat and escort missions. They later helped pave the way for the desegregation of the U.S. Armed Forces in 1948. Following a brief program, participants can make a glider model of one of the planes flown by the Tuskegee Airmen. Call to make reservations.