Members of the famed World War II Tuskegee Airmen will make a special presentation at Lone Star College-North Harris on Thursday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Theatre located in the Fine Arts Building on campus. The community is invited to attend this free event.
The Tuskegee Airmen, the first black fighter squadron in history and Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, flew in air combat over North Africa and Italy during World War II. These pioneer aviators had one of the most distinctive records of all the WWII air squadrons and were nicknamed the "Red Tails" by U.S. bomber crews they protected. "The success of this squadron influenced President Harry Truman to integrate the U.S. military," says Dr. Theresa McGinley, LSC-North Harris history professor and event liaison.
The event is free to the community, but seating is limited. For more information, contact Dr. McGinley at 281.618.5586.
Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 E, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit: NorthHarris.LoneStar.edu.
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. It is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.