February, 2012 – Tuskegee Airman Program


Celebrate Black History Month – Tuskegee Airman Program at the Lake Worth Public Library February 17, 2012


Please come and join World War II veteran Corporal Burt Richards founder of the Veterans Speakers Forum for an exciting look at the Tuskegee Airman @ The Lake Worth Public Library. The Tuskegee Airman were the first African Americans to serve with the Army Air Force in World War II. They were a group of courageous fighter pilots and crew who served in the European Theater protecting bomber groups by shooting down or destroying 260 German Aircraft in the air or on the ground at airfields. They not only fought the Germans in the skies of WWII, but also prejudice and the US Army for the right to serve their country.


Cpl. Burt Richards will be discussing the little known history of these heroes as well as showing a wonderful film with interviews of the actual airman who fought. “Never mind the Hollywood films. We have the real pilots, not actors.” Richards said.


The program will be held on Friday, February 17th from 10-11 am in the City Annex Building Meeting Room 414 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL. This program is free and all are welcome.  For more information please call the Lake Worth Public Library at 561-533-7354.