Local Features
11:25 pm
Tue January 9, 2007

Tuskegee Airmen

Murray, Ky – Until the Release of a 1996 HBO movie, the general public knew little of the significant role African-American's played during World War II. "The Tuskegee Airmen" refers to all who were involved in the so-called "Tuskegee Experiment" - the Army Air Corps program to train African-Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft. After seeing the HBO docudrama and visiting the National Aviation Museum, Air Force veteran and the story of these unsung heroes. To that end, Spriggs is now the Executive Director of the Exhibit of Tuskegee Airmen in Nicholasville, Kentucky. He spoke recently to Bryan Bartlett about his traveling exhibit, "The Illustrated History of the Tuskegee Airmen."

Click the "Listen" icon above to hear Bryan Bartlett's interview with Spriggs. The multimedia lecture will be presented on January 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the McCracken County Public Library. The program is free and open to the public.