Presentation from Tuskegee Airmen
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, three members of the renowned 332nd Fighter Group of the Army Air Corps (commonly known as the Tuskegee Airmen) spoke about their experiences in World War II as some of the nation's first black military airmen.
Dr. Cyril Byron, Lemuel Lewie Jr. and James Pryde spoke to a crowded auditorium of Goddard employees on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
In addition to keynote speeches from Byron, Lewie and Pryde, the event featured the Eleanor Roosevelt High School Color Guard, musical selections from the Goddard Child Development Center's kindergarten class, and a performance by the Taratibu Steppers.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, via television, and Goddard Center Director Rob Strain also spoke at the event.
Credit: NASA/Goddard/Pat Izzo