March 21st, 2012
Tuskegee Airmen visit New Windsor Elementary School
New Windsor Elementary School students recently enjoyed a visit from members of the Maj. Gen. Irene Trowell-Harris Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen (from left) Quincy Magwood, Jr., Marilyn Farley and David Farley, as part of the ongoing educational celebration for Black History Month. Fifth grader Matthew Barnett and fourth grader Jhavon Floyd were each awarded a model glider during the event.
New Windsor - New Windsor Elementary School students recently enjoyed a special visit from David Farley and Quincy Magwood, members of the Maj. Gen. Irene Trowell-Harris Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, as part of the ongoing educational celebration for Black History Month.
The men explained the vital role that the Tuskegee Airmen played in history and in the military. In addition, the duo spoke about influential African Americans in the history of aviation including, Lee “Buddy” Archer, Cornelius Robinson Coffey, Bessie Coleman and Eugene Jacques Bullard, the first black military pilot and one of two black pilots in World War I, among other historical figures.
Following the assembly, students were given the opportunity to ask questions of the special guests, and explain in their own words the importance of the Tuskegee Airmen in history.