Tuskegee Airmen: The Men Who Changed a Nation

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When, in 1955, Captain Charles Francis published his important book, he did not think that one day his book would be made into a movie. Neither did he know the impact that it was to have had in telling, for the first time, the story of those Negro officers and enlisted men, who brought about the effective integration of the combat forces of the United States. Today’s total army concept has gone a long way from 1948 when President Truman issued Executive Order 9981, requiring equality of treatment and opportunity in the Armed Forces. This all started when would-be black pilots were called to train and to serve in segregated army support units of World War II.Thanks to the Tuskegee Airmen, who generated the Civil Rights Movement for equality, the United States of America can now boast of individuals like Admiral Samuel L. Gravely, Secretary of the Army Clifford Alexander, Astronauts Buford, McNair, Gregory and Bolden, and General Colin L. Powell, not to mention, Senator Obama.The crowning glory to this attainment can be seen in the many important positions held by Black American men and women in every Service and every Branch. And the Tuskegee Airmen, in no small measure, have made it all possible.

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More than 140 entries in this book depict events which have had lasting national significance in opening opportunities in the struggle for equal civil rights and opportunities for women. The impact of many of the included events was initially felt on a local level; but in time it created repercussions that spread across the country. These stories show women assuming roles of providers and heads of households, and their leadership, exerted in and outside the home, would often manifest in the community at large and, in turn, in the nation and in the world.The book is divided into four parts: One—The Seeds Are planted; Two—19th Century—The Movement Takes Root; Three—20th Century—Reaching for the Sunlight; Four—21st Century—Coming into Full Bloom. The book begins with Anne Hutchinson and Mary Dyer and ends with Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Oprah Winfrey, and Sarah Palin.

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Charles E. Francis, a native of Maryland, received a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Master's in American History from Howard University. Inducted into the Army Air Corps, he received his basic training in Columbus, Mississippi. He was assigned to Fort Myers, Florida to help organize the newly constructed Buckingham Army Air Forces Flexible Gunnery School. In 1944, he went to Tuskegee, where he observed and understood the significance and meaning of the Tuskegee revolution. Married to Frances H. Lewis, the late Mr and Mrs Francis leave behind two children and three grandchildren: David Westbrook, April Francis, and Charles Francis III.

Adolph Caso has degrees from Northeastern and Harvard University; a retired Colonel USAR, he is the author of 14 books, including the The Straw Obelisk, a post World War II novel, and We, the People--Formative Documents of America's Democracy.

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