Following a Martin Luther King Jr. Day presentation on January 19, Lemuel Lewie Jr. (left) and Dr. Cyril Byron, members of the renowned 332nd Fighter Group of the Army Air Corps (commonly known as the Tuskegee Airmen), signed autographs in Goddard's auditorium.
Lewie, Byron and fellow airman James Pryde spoke to a crowded auditorium of Goddard employees on Tuesday, Jan. 19, about their experiences in World War II as some of the nation's first black military airmen.
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/Debbie McCallum