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    Soaring Inspiration - Tuskegee Airman by Granville Coggs M.D.

    Tuskegee Airman Harry Stewart, 87, of Bloomfield, sits in the Tuskegee Airmen National Museum in Detroit, earlier this year.

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    George Hickman holds a photo of himself in the cockpit of an AT6 trainer airplane on Jan. 16, 2009. Hickman, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, died Aug. 19, 2012. (Elaine Thompson / AP file)

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    Lena Horne and Tuskegee Airman

    A member of the famous Tuskegee Airman, and his proud father, Harlem NY 1943

    Tuskegee Airman Benjamin Davis

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    More than 65 years ago, Raymond Cassagnol, was one of the five Haitian-Tuskegee Airmen to earn his pilot wings at Tuskegee Army Air Field ( Alabama). The first to graduate, Class 43-G ( July 1943) today he is the last surviving Haitian-Tuskegee Airman.

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    Tuskegee Airman Lt.Col Carter on left 1941

    Ulric Cross, the most highly decorated Caribbean airman in the RAF during World War II, died on October 4, 2013 at the age of 96. Because he was the only person of color in his squadron he was nicknamed "The Black Hornet."

    While performing with the group, Aida met her future husband, prominent vaudeville performer George Walker.

    1961 - American Pacifist James Zwerg After Being Beaten By A Mob In Montgomery, AL - He Was Part Of The Freedom Riders - Zwerg Volunteered To Leave The Bus First Upon Arriving In Montgomery - Knowing He’d Be The Brunt Of The Violent Crowd’s Aggression - He Would Have Died That Day If An Anonymous Black Man Hadn’t Stepped In & Saved His Life By Deflecting The Crowds Attention To Himself

    Millie and Christine McCoy (1851-1912) were conjoined twins born into slavery. They and their mother were sold to a showman, Joseph Smith. Smith and his wife educated the girls; they eventually could speak five languages, dance, play music, and sing. They were known as 'The Two Headed Nightingale'. In the 1880s they retired and purchased a small farm. Millie died of tuberculosis at age 61, with Christine following hours later. They remain one of the oldest-lived set of conjoined twins.

    George Roberts, a native of the Baltimore neighborhood Canton, served in the War of 1812. He was considered to be among the “Old Defenders” of Baltimore.

    CMSGT Fred Archer, Tuskegee Airmen, The first African American to earn the rank of Chief Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force