Tuskegee Airmen visit Penn Charter [gallery]

Members of the Tuskegee Airmen’s Philadelphia chapter visited with Penn Charter students on Wednesday. 

During World War II, the Tuskegee Airmen were the first black servicemen to serve as military aviators in the U.S. armed forces.

Speakers included Eugene Richardson, a former second lieutenant who returned to Philadelphia after the war and went on to earn his Doctorate of Education.

Richardson spent years as a Philadelphia public school teacher and principal. He lives in Mt. Airy.

The speakers talked to students about the history of the Tuskegee Airmen and African-Americans in aviation.

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