LBW hosts lecture series

Published 3:34 pm Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Lecture Series at LBW Community College is hoping to shed some light on an influential part of Alabama history.

Dr. Daniel Haulman, an Air Force historian and author, will be coming to discuss his new novel, which focuses on the Tuskegee Airmen.

During WWII, the Tuskegee Airmen were made up of African Americans who helped in air crew, ground crew and operations support training in the Army Air Corps.

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“The program is unique because Dr. Haulman has worked closely with several surviving Tuskegee Airmen to write a work based on their experiences,” said Mollie Waters, an instructor of English, speech and theater at LBW. “His newest novel about the Airmen is The Tuskegee Airmen, An Illustrated History: 1939-1949.”

A question-and-answer session will be held at the end of the program as well as a book signing.

“People should attend this event because the Tuskegee Airmen are a part of Alabama history, but they have been largely ignored until recently,” Waters said. “This is an opportunity to learn the truth about what these brave individuals did, because there’s much more to the story than what people have seen in the film “Red Tails,” which was released in January and is about the Airmen.”

The event will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Wendell Mitchell Conference Center on the LBW Greenville campus.