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BHM Series #21: Profile of Les Williams, Tuskegee Airman

This month, I am especially excited to learn more about the African-Americans who have made our country great. In my search for knowledge, I am coming across some great resources that I’d like to share with you!

(This is the fifth in a series of posts devoted to sharing the rich history of African-Americans. To see more posts in this series, click here.)


This is Us: Profile of Les Williams, Tuskegee Airman

Learn about the first Black American to become a bomber pilot: Les Williams. He is also one of the few surviving Tuskegee Airmen. This video is a part of a larger KQED series, This is US which profiles remarkable individuals in Northern California. (If you are having difficulty viewing this video, go directly to YouTube to view this video.)

Tuskegee Airman Les Williams passed away on March 30, 2015, at the age of 95 years old, you can read this article about his life and the impact he had on America.

Related Reads: Click here to view more posts in this series.

Who inspires you?  Help me reach my goal of 28 posts and email me or post your great resources in the comments below.


My homework assignment: Inspired by this hilarious (and to the point)SNL skit28 Reasons to Hug a Black Man, I have decided to write 28 posts highlighting African-American culture and heritage (roughly one for each day of the month)… (See the video and read more about my reasons for writing this series here.)

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