Thursday Night Program at Library
Will Feature Tuskegee Airmen
From SS Public Library
In celebration of Black History Month, the Sulphur Springs Public Library will host "A Salute to the Tuskegee Airmen," with author John W. Gibson, in the library's large meeting room, on Thursday, February 23, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. "This is a fitting tribute for Black History Month, having the author of A Sparrow Has Wings and Higher Heights share historical information about the lives of the courageous Tuskegee fighters of WWII," expressed Dr. Cheryl Lawson.
Historian Gibson will also be on hand to share insights on the creation of his novels of historical fiction, which portray the plight of the airmen. A reception and book signing will be hosted from 6:00 to 6:20, prior to the program.
For well over 25 years, long after WWII had ended, much of the history of the Tuskegee Airmen remained hidden by the U.S. Government as classified information. After years of secrecy, recognition by two presidents coupled by receipt of the Congressional Medal of Honor, in 2007, the Tuskegee Airmen have finally received their just dues for their heroic service to their country.
This event will be held in the library's large meeting room with open seating and is free to the public. Ages 5 and up are welcome. For more information on this event, call (903)885-4926 or visit us at Facebook and Twitter or the library's website at www.sslibrary.org.
Celebrate Black History Month!!!