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Tuskegee Airmen

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  • Tuskegee Airmen offer insights into era of segregation

    Tuskegee Airmen offer insights into era of segregation
    When he was a Tuskegee Airman on an Alabama air base in the 1940s, Cecil O. Byron and other members of the all-black squadron could not shop or dine in the nearby town. They were relegated to the balcony at the movies and could not leave the theater until...
  • Arbutus Library visitors find scavenger hunt a fun way to learn during Black History Month

    Arbutus Library visitors find scavenger hunt a fun way to learn during Black History Month
    It's a big area to search. As the second-newest branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, the Arbutus Library features 25,000 square feet of space for more 110,000 items, several meeting rooms and a large computer area, as well as areas for...
  • Maryland will feature prominently in Smithsonian's latest museum

    Maryland will feature prominently in Smithsonian's latest museum
    When the country's largest museum devoted to African-American history and culture opens in Washington, Maryland people and places will get a healthy share of the limelight. A two-story log house built by freed slaves from Montgomery County, dubbed the...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, March 25 Fundraiser The Goshen Farm Preservation Society's annual "Java & Jazz Event," a fundraiser to benefit the restoration and preservation of Goshen Farm in Cape St. Claire, will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Margaret's Episcopal...
  • Baltimore Police honor sergeant who served amid segregation

    James Dixon joined the Baltimore Police Department in 1954 as a black officer in an era of widespread racial prejudice. Police posts were segregated and blacks were not allowed in patrol cars On Tuesday, a quarter-century after he retired as a sergeant,...
  • Hospice officials unveil Veteran Tribute Wall

    Hospice of the Chesapeake unveiled its Veteran Tribute Wall on Thursday. The Tribute Wall at the Pasadena building features 23 canvas-mounted, black-and-white photographs. Most of the photos depict dying veterans in hospital beds being saluted by a...
  • Robbins residents dig in against proposed quarry

    Robbins residents dig in against proposed quarry
    It was a grand plan for tiny Robbins: a massive quarry and mining operation, a therapeutic horse farm and parks, development along the channel, maybe even a chain drugstore and new housing. The project, as laid out in three phases, would consume about a...
  • Vandals target 'The Watch,' Chicago statues celebrating Tuskegee Airmen

    Vandals target 'The Watch,' Chicago statues celebrating Tuskegee Airmen
    A lime-green piece of fiberglass resin lay in the grass Sunday next to a concrete pad where statues paying homage to the Tuskegee Airmen had stood. “This one is broken,” said 2-year-old David Molina-Kwan, in Chinese, to his mother as he...
  • Don't miss: Red Tail pilots monument at Orlando Science Center

    Don't miss: Red Tail pilots monument at Orlando Science Center
    WHAT: Orlando Science Center will dedicate its monument to the Red Tail pilots of the Tuskegee Airmen on Monday and celebrate the veterans with activities throughout the weekend. The dedication of the 12-foot spire (pictured is a photo illustration)...
  • Morrie Turner dies at 90; artist created 'Wee Pals' comic strip

    When Morrie Turner was just a cartoon-doodling kid in Oakland, he wrote a fan letter to the creator of the popular comic strip "Terry and the Pirates." In return, Milton Caniff, who later created "Steve Canyon," sent young Turner a typed, six-page...
  • John W. Rogers Sr., 1918-2014; Tuskegee airman became lawyer, judge

    John W. Rogers Sr., 1918-2014; Tuskegee airman became lawyer, judge
    John W. Rogers Sr. was a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and went on to a successful legal career capped by 21 years as a Cook County Juvenile Court judge. "He was an amazing figure who lived his values more clearly than almost...
  • Black History Month events

    Black History Month events
    February is the observance of Black History Month. Many events and activities take place across the region. This listing of events, in order by locality and date, will be updated throughout the month.   Hampton 17th Annual Black History Program...