Tuskegee Airman at A&M-Commerce March 7

Surviving Tuskegee Airman Army Lt. Calvin J. Spann will share his story at Texas A&M University-Commerce at 3:30 p.m. March 7 in the Ferguson Social Science Auditorium.

The East Texas event is open to the public at no cost and hosted by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Alumni Relations, and Dr. Mary Hendrix, vice president of student access and success.

A&M-Commerce and the community will have an exciting opportunity to see history come to life as Spann, one of the first black military aviators in United States history, shares his story as a Tuskegee Airman. Spann is one of few surviving airmen from the original 996 pilots who trained at the Tuskegee Army Airfield between 1941 and 1946. Now in his late eighties, Spann is part of the legacy that inspired the new movie Red Tails.

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