Tuskegee Airman visits Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A part of American history stopped by the Summit City Saturday afternoon.

Tuskegee Airman Leslie Edwards shared his experience with folks at the Weisser Park Youth Center. The Tuskegee airmen were the first African American servicemen to serve as military aviators in the U-S.

“In order to move this nation forward, the evil of segregation had to be eradicated from our society. That’s something we have done, and the evil in this nation always has to be attacked and submitted to make our nation better,” Edwards said.

Around 100 people attended the event.

“The community needs to know the history of what our African American men did in the war and it’s just a privilege for him to be here,” Michael Ayers, the event organizer, said.

 

 

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