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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Local Listen and Learn

On Thursday, November 19th and again on Friday, November 20th, Lt. Col. Jefferson will discuss his book, Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free, which discusses his military service and imprisonment in Nazi Germany during World War II.

The Thursday talk will be at the Southside Branch Library and the Friday talk at Malloy Jordan East Winston Heritage Center; both talks will be from 4-6 PM.

Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson grew up in an America with deeply engrained attitudes toward race.

As a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, he challenged these attitudes and was on the forefront of racial integration in the military.

He and the other Tuskegee Airmen protected our country with valor and distinction for which they were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007.

Lt. Col. Jefferson is also the recipient of the Purple Heart.

This event is FREE.

Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free

Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson
Tuskegee Airmen
Southside Branch Library
Malloy Jordan East Winston Heritage Center
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