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1 BY ADELLA P. Eleanor Roosevelt and the Tuskegee Airmen

2 The Tuskegee Institute Founded on July 4 th, 1881 by Dr. Booker T. Washington Called “A Negro Normal School in Tuskegee” under the state Gained institutional independence under the leadership of B.T. Washington on 1892 First Hospital staffed by all Black professionals

3 The Tuskegee Airmen Civilian Pilot Training Program started by the first Black licensed pilot Charles A. Anderson in 1939 U.S. Military segregated Dubbed the 99 th Pursuit Squadron on March 22, 1941 then renamed the 99 th Fighter Squadron on May 15 th, 1942 Over 2000 Black pilots trained at Tuskegee between 1941 and 1946

4 Eleanor and “Chief” Anderson Eleanor Roosevelt’s Visit The U.S. Military was segregated until 1948. ER visited Tuskegeee in 1941 and flew with pilot and instructor Charles Patterson for over and hour. Took this photo and used it to urge FDR to support the program and allow the Black pilots to fly for the military ER stayed in contact with correspondent Cecil Patterson

5 Tuskegee Airmen in WWII 99 th Pursuit Squadron first of its kind Flew in over 1500 missions in the war in Europe and North Africa Only squadron that failed to lose airmen to enemy fire during WWII

6 Tuskegee Airmen

7 Noel Parish

8 Benjamin O. Davis Jr.

9 Linkwood Williams

10 Liutenant Lee A. Archer

11 Charles Hall

12 African American Nurses

13 Sources Content   airmen.cfm airmen.cfm   md055850 Photos   stom-9d09cb6788b78abb041dac84e22f17262b927e2a-s4-c85.jpg stom-9d09cb6788b78abb041dac84e22f17262b927e2a-s4-c85.jpg  learn/topics/blackwings/tuskegee.cfm

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