TUSKEGEE AIRMEN PASS “THE TEST”

TUSKEGEE AIRMEN PASS “THE TEST”

TUSKEGEE AIRMEN PASS “THE TEST” The 99th Fighter Squadron Commander Major George “Spanky” Roberts reads a telegram of Congratulations” from General John Hawkins to eight Tuskegee Airmen pilots. During World War II, the battle for Anzio,...
Lt. Col. Howard Baugh and The Tuskegee Airmen

Lt. Col. Howard Baugh and The Tuskegee Airmen

Lt. Col. Howard Baugh and The Tuskegee Airmen   During WWII, Tuskegee Airmen Lt. Col Howard L. Baugh (1920 – 2008) was assigned to the 99th Fighter Squadron where he flew P-40 and P-51 aircraft. On January 27, 1944, he was part of a mission of 16 fighter...
Honor the Achievements of Black Artists

Honor the Achievements of Black Artists

Honor the Achievements of Black Artists Black artists have provided insight, conversation starters, entertainment, and influence on our culture.  Here we are highlighting a few familiar names. Tim Reid – Did you know he founded his own “Millennium Studios” for...
BUCK LEONARD

BUCK LEONARD

BUCK LEONARD “The Classiest First Baseman in Organized Baseball” By Bruce Ebert, Museum Services Assistant, and Diane Cripps, Curator of History, Portsmouth Museums Portsmouth got to see Buck Leonard twice. In 1932, during the Great Depression, Walter Fenner Leonard...
Follow the Drinking Gourd

Follow the Drinking Gourd

Follow the Drinking Gourd Winter’s story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. While working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about the drinking gourd (the Big Dipper). A couple,...
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