THE DIVIDED SKIES; ESTABLISHING SEGREGATED FLIGHT TRAINING AT TUSKEGEE, ALABAMA, 1934-1942.

Jakeman, Robert J. [Herbert E. Carter, 1919-2012.]

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SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR PLUS INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY A MEMBER OF THE 99th PURSUIT SQUADRON TUSKEGEE AIRMAN. Presumed first edition (no direct statement provided). xiv, 417 pages. Hardcover: H 23.5cm x L 15.75cm. Blue dust jacket lightly rubbed with usual color fading to spine panel. Blue cloth boards with bold white stamped lettering upon spine. Front free endpaper features four-line ink inscription at top left "To. Dr Moore | Best Wishes | Herbert E. Carter | 99th Ft. Sqd." and with author's two-line inscription near center "2/25/96 | Jeff Jakeman." Interior pages are otherwise bright and clean. Binding remains fairly crisp. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. With Preface, b/w photographs and illustrations, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Features thirteen chapters titled as: "Aviation and Tuskegee Institute: The Early Years;" "Black Americans and the Military;" "The Black Public Becomes Air-minded;" "Civil Rights Emerges as a National Issue;" "The Aviation Legislation of 1939;" "The Civilian Pilot Training Program at Tuskegee;" "Tuskegee Emerges as the Center of Black Aviation;" "The Campaign for Air Corps Participation Broadens;" "Fruits of the Campaign: The Ninety-ninth Pursuit Squadron;" The Reaction to the Ninety-ninth;" "Military Flight Training Begins;" "Making the Dream a Reality: The Air Corps' First Black Pilots;" and "Conclusion." U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel Herbert E. Carter (1919-2012) was one of the thirty-three original members of the Tuskegee Airmen and flew seventy-seven missions during World War II. ISBN 0817305270. Bookseller Inventory #

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In the Persian Gulf War, Americans of all races fought in integrated units under the leadership of the first African-American to serve as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Indeed, the United States armed forces of the 1990s are arguably the most integrated institution in American society. But it was not always so.

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Robert J. Jakeman is Assistant Professor of History at Auburn University.

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Publisher: Tuscaloosa, AL and London: The University of Alabama Press, 1992.

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Book Description University of Alabama Press, 1992. hardcover. 1st Edition. Tuscaloosa/London. 1992. University of Alabama Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket With A Small Tear At Bottom Edge Corner. 417 pages. hardcover. Robert J. Jakeman is a Lt. Col. in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and Head of the Public Services Division at the Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery. 0817305270. keywords: 41905. inventory # 4060. FROM THE PUBLISHER - In the Persian Gulf War, Americans of all races fought in integrated units under the leadership of the first African American to serve as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Indeed, the United States armed forces of the 1990s are arguably the most integrated institution in American society. But until 1941 blacks were excluded from admission to the elite Army Air Corps. Only in the wake of an intense pressure campaign did the leadership of the Air Corps consent to train blacks as pilots and establish a single black unit at Tuskegee, Alabama - the Ninety-ninth Pursuit Squadron. This study tells the story of the establishment of flight training programs at Tuskegee, beginning with Tuskegee Institute’s early involvement with aviation and culminating with the graduation of the first class of black pilots from Air Corps training in 1942. Basing his research on records at Tuskegee University, the Library of Congress, the United States Air Force Historical Research Center, the Roosevelt Library, the National Archives, and the Chicago Historical Society, Jakeman places the establishment of the flight training program at Tuskegee in the broader context of black military history, black aviation, and race relations during the 1930s. This examination of the events that resulted in the breakdown of the ban on admitting blacks to the Air Corps highlights many issues and factors not explored by other researchers. Tuskegee Institute’s attempts to add aviation to its curriculum during the mid 1930s paved the way for the school’s involvement with federally sponsored programs after 1939. Three sources of the campaign for Air Corps participation are identified and explored - the tradition of military service among black Americans, the black public’s growing interest in aviation, and the emergence of civil rights as a national issue during the 1930s. Against this backdrop the story of the establishment of a training program for black pilots unfolds - the key role of the Tuskegee Institute administrators, the competition between Tuskegee and the black aviation community in Chicago, the intransigence of the Air Corps leadership, and the dispute among black leaders regarding the wisdom of accepting a segregated program are key themes that emerge. Perhaps the most touching segments of the story, however, are the frustrations that ambitious and patriotic black men experienced as they struggled to find their way through the nightmare of red tape and racism in order to obtain appointments as aviation cadets. Almost 1,000 African Americans earned their wings at Tuskegee during World War II and about half saw combat in Europe. The foundations of the program were in place by the time the United States entered the war in December 1941, largely because of the efforts of both officials at Tuskegee Institute and black leaders who pressured the War Department to admit blacks. Although black Americans were divided regarding the wisdom of establishing a segregated program, the difficulties of launching the Tuskegee initiative outlined in this study show that to have held out for an integrated program might well have resulted in the exclusion of black Americans from military aviation during World War II. Very Good In Dustjacket With A Small Tear At Bottom Edge Corner. Bookseller Inventory # 4060

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