WOW, we are only a few days away for our live broadcast of the Tuskegee Airmen event. We are extremely excited about this historical opportunity. Knowing that everyone would not have an opportunity to personally attend the video conference, it will be live streamed via MAGPI a resource used by the University of Pennsylvania.
For classes that would like to participate in the conference from the convenience of their classroom, a live stream has been set up. The link for the stream is http://video.magpi.net/videos/livestreams/page1/. If you click on the stream link now, you will get a message that says, “No live videos are streaming.” However, on the day of the event you will see the LIVE simulcast of the video conference.
Additionally, for your convenience and so that your students will have an opportunity to have their questions addressed by the airmen a chat room has been established for question and answer. The chat room which will be used by live stream participants to discuss and ask questions is accessible via http://tuskegee.pennhillswiki.com/Chat+Room.
We encourage you to join us on February 28th in this exciting interactive video conferencing event. At the time this document is being prepared there are currently 9,464 students participating in the program. I hope you will join us.
Should you have additional questions and/or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Ms. Dipo.
Mr. Don Elder (Columbus, Ohio)
DOTA Joseph Gomer (Minneapolis, MN)
DOTA William Broadwater (La Plata, MD)
Staff Sergeant Homer Hogues (Dallas, Texas)
DOTA Lt. Calvin Spann (Dallas, Texas)
DOTA Leo Gray (Broward County, Florida)
DOTA Douglass Bembry (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Roscoe Draper (Phoenixville, PA)
DOTA Arthur L. Carter, Sr. (Indianapolis, Indiana)
DOTA Maj. George Boyd (Wichita, KS)
During World War II African Americans showed their patriotism by taking to the skies, fighting the enemy and protecting their country. This program tells the story of the brave men who battled in the air and on the ground. "Fly Boys" will take viewers directly to Tuskegees training base as it exists today. And, through the use of archival footage, transports us to the battles they braved in the air and on the ground. The family and friends of the Airmen provide the moving back stories, while period film and pictures capture the thrill of air battle over Europe. "Fly Boys" talks to the men who changed the way America wages war and celebrates its heroes. Approx. 60 mins
Produced by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and DIC Entertainment in collaboration with the family of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Our Friend Martin is an animated, feature-length film that features two sixth-grade boys who are transported back to the time of civil rights leader Dr. King and who learn about his life and his contribution to humankind by experiencing the moment themselves and watching history in the making. The animated story is interspersed with authentic historical footage celebrating the life and work of Dr. King.
Tuskegee Airmen quotes and stories - from the National Historic Site exhibit
Tuskegee Airmen quotes - from a wonderful family tribute
Tuskegee Airmen quotes - from the NC Museum of History
Tuskegee Airmen - A Salute to The "RED TAILS" - collection of Tuskeegee Airmen pictures
Tuskegee Airmen Factsheet with photos - from the National Museum of the Airforce
"Tuskegee Airman: Breaking the Myths" - speech honoring Tuskegee Airmen, 1995
Black pilots shatter myths" - another speech about Tuskegee Airmen, 1995
Tuskegee Airmen lesson plan An Educator's Reference Desk Lesson Plan