10/13/2016

Tuskegee Airman presentation set for October Study Group meeting

Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group News Release

Contact: kcblackhistory@gmail.com


Tuskegee Airman presentation set for October Study Group meeting 


Kansas City, MO--The regular monthly meeting of the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group (or "The Study Group") is scheduled for St. Mary's Episcopal Church(1307 Holmes Street, in Kansas City, MO) on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 6 p.m. 

The scheduled speaker for the October meeting is George J. Dunmore, who will present Things You Did Not Know About The Tuskegee Airmen. The Tuskegee Airmen is the popular name of a group of African-American military pilots who fought in World War II. Officially, they formed the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Forces. They were the first African-American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces. 

George Dunmore of Olathe, KS is the Public Relations Officer with the Tuskegee Airman of America Inc., Heart of America Chapter. He is a retired Captain of the Ohio National Guard. Dunmore serves on the Executive Committee of the Johnson County, Kansas, Branch of the NAACP and formerly served on the Olathe Human Relations commission. He once worked as Chief Mediator for the Human Relations Commission of Texas, where he also investigated employment discrimination. A native of Philadelphia, PA, at age 16, he wrote for the Pittsburgh Courier newspaper. He continues to write for several publications, including the Kansas City Call.

The meeting is free to attend, but RSVPs are suggested. Please respond to kcblackhistory@gmail.com.

The Study Group is an organizing chapter of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the founders of "Black History Month." The Study Group's Education Chair is Edith Haney-Galvin, and is lead by President Dennis L. Robinson. Learn more about the Study Group at www.Facebook.com/kcblackhistory

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