Breaking News Bar
updated: 9/12/2013 8:32 AM

Military library plans Tuskegee Airmen event

Success - Article sent! close
Associated Press

Chicago's Pritzker Military Library will open a new room dedicated to recording veterans' stories with a program on the Tuskegee Airmen.

The military history library said in a news release Wednesday that it will open the new Coleman T. Holt Oral History Room on Thursday. Holt was a member of the famed group of black World War II combat pilots.

Order Reprint Print Article
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

The event will include a discussion by Tuskegee Airman O. Lawton Wilkerson and author and Air Force historian Daniel L. Haulman.

The first group of Tuskegee Airmen trained at what was then Chanute Field in Rantoul in central Illinois.

The 10-year-old library and museum in downtown Chicago has a large collection of books and artifacts as well as exhibits on military history.

Share this page
  • This article filed under:
  • News
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.