On March 29, 2007, the extraordinary Tuskegee Airmen and women received the United States Congress Congressional Gold Medal from President George W. Bush for their bravery during WWII. Starting in year 2023, our fellow Philadelphians and Pennsylvanians join in celebration of Tuskegee Airmen Commemorative Day in Pennsylvania. (Our celebration takes place on April 5th in year 2024 because March29th is on Good Friday). During this event, we are honoring the legacy of both men and women reflective of diverse races and ethnic backgrounds who participated in the Tuskegee Experience. This day is the result of unanimous approval by both the PA House of Representatives and the Senate with legislation signed on November 15, 2022 by Tom Wolfe, Governor Emeritus. The commemoration of these events officially designates March 29th as Tuskegee Airmen Commemorative Day in Pennsylvania for which the Greater Philadelphia Chapter Tuskegee Airmen, Inc and our National Tuskegee Airmen organization are honored.
This event will be live-streamed and Eventbrite tickets may be acquired in the Ticketing section.
This year, we are extremely excited to have Dr. Robert J. Kodosky as our Keynote Speaker.
Dr. Kodosky is Department Chair and Professor of History at West Chester University. His publications include the recently published book “Tuskegee in Philadelphia: Rising to The Challenge”. Don’t miss Dr. Kodosky’s informative and invigorating presentation.