o Simply stated, the Las Vegas Project (L.V.P.) was developed to present a series of PowerPoint presentations for large audiences – primarily to schools, their students and teachers for lecture about the history of the Tuskegee Airmen. o School audiences begin at the elementary level (4 th grade) to middle schools, high schools and at the college level. Press Any Key to Advance Slide Updated as of 8/1/2014
Mr. Spriggs co-founded the Ron Spriggs Exhibit of Tuskegee Airmen (R.S.E.T.A.) in December, 2002. He has developed a creative “show–n- tell” lecture (suitable for all ages) about the Tuskegee Airmen. As an oral historian, Spriggs provides keynote speaking addresses and is the curator of a traveling and a permanent Tuskegee Airmen exhibit. He has traveled extensively throughout Kentucky, neighboring states east of the Mississippi River and in 2012, internationally to Europe and to Mexico. Press Any Key to Advance Slide Photo Courtesy of U.S. Embassy, London Updated as of 12/22/13
Photo - Courtesy of General Electric Aviation Cincinnati, OH. Press Any Key to Advance Slide Updated as of 12/22/13
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Press Any Key to Advance Slide Day(s)ClassesEveningDiscountNotice 12+1pm00%Yes 24+1pm00%Yes 360/10%Yes 480/15%Yes 5100/110%Yes Maximum presentations: Two per day. Note: Additional presentation(s) - extra charge(s) School Assemblies only; No individual Classes. Attendees not to exceed 400 student per presentation. Discounts available for multiple presentations Notice: Every contributor, sponsor and donor will be listed and highlighted in the sponsored PowerPoint presentation. Updated as of 8/1/2014
Intro and Agenda Outline Early history of black aviation Who-What-When-Where and Why The Civilian Pilot Training Program What is Jim Crow and the related laws Origin of the Tuskegee Experiment Defining the Tuskegee Airman era (1941-1949) Meet Gen. Benjamin Davis, Jr. Commander (video) US Army War College Study (video) Meet Col. Noel F. Parrish (video) Basic airplanes they were trained on Four main combat airplanes they flew Bombers they escorted and protected Enemy airplanes they fought against Miss Kentucky State – Jet Killer Tuskegee Airmen bulleted facts Tuskegee Airmen war stories Combat medals they earned Post 1949 events to current including “Myths” Questions and Answer period Sponsor acknowledgement Press Any Key to Advance Slide Updated as of 10/1/14
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IBM, Corp. and Lexmark, Inc. General Electric Aviation. Muhammad Ali Museum, Louisville. McDonald’s Owners and Operators of Las Vegas. Andre Agassi Prep. School, Las Vegas. FEDEX, Memphis,TN. University of Kentucky at Lexington. Underground Railroad Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio. The U.S. Embassy, London, England. Rotary Clubs. Morehead and Berea Colleges. Eastern Kentucky and Kentucky State University, Urban League, Paducah, Kentucky History Museum. American Legion Boy’s State. Lexington History Museum. Aviation Museum of Kentucky. Kentucky Speakers Bureau. Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. U.S. Depart. of Energy. NAACP of Paducah, KY. The KCTCS College System. V.A.M.C. of Chillicothe, Ohio. Scores of schools, grades 4-12. Assoc. of Clinical Pathologist Chicago, IL. Kentucky Transportation Commission. Kentucky Veteran Affairs. AFROTC at Univ. of Kentucky. JAFROTC at Bryan Station and other High Schools. Carter G. Woodson Academy, American Legion of Kentucky. African American Museum, Chattanooga, TN. Univ. of North Dakota, Fargo AFB, Valley City Community College, ND, North Dakota Community College, Univ. of Minnesota at Crookston, MN., Nellis AFB Middle School and a host of churches. Duke of Paducah, Kentucky Urban League of Paducah Appreciation Award Outstanding Citizen Award, McCracken Cty, KY Dept. of Energy Diversity Award Honorary Kentucky Colonel (4x) FedEx Appreciation Award NABVETS Image Award Honorary Aviation Cadet, Shawnee HS KY House of Rep. Certificate of Valor KY Senate Certificate of Valor G.E. Aviation Recognition Award Honorary Kentucky Admiral 35-Student letters middle schoolers, Las Vegas Appreciation Trophy, USAF, Fargo AFB, ND President’s Volunteer Certificate w/Pin 4 years TUSKEGEE AIRMEN AWARDS: Central Region Service Award Tuskegee Airmen National Service Award Award, Chicago DoDo Chapter Award, Cincinnati Ohio Chapter Press Any Key to Advance Slide Updated as of 12/22/13
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