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Inspirational Monday

Posted by cjroch on February 10, 2014 at 10:50 AM

"Inspiration comes within for you to focus on your future"

Today on the Show

We featured the Why Do We Fall Video

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Also we started or First  segment for Black History Month

Featuring The Tuskegee Airmen and the Father of African American Aviation Charles Alfred (Chief) Anderson

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Charles Anderson – the father of African-American aviation

Charles Anderson – the father of African-American aviation

Blacks Not Allowed To Fly

In spite of limited opportunities, African Americans have played a significant role in United States Military’s history for nearly 300 years. In the military, they were denied an opportunity to actively participate as equals. Prior to the Tuskegee Experiment, they were not allowed to fly as military pilots and were restricted as civilian pilots in being able to learn to fly and purchase airplanes. The Tuskegee program was considered an experiment due to the fact that in 1925, the United States War Department had conducted a study that said African Americans were superstitious, cowards, and did not have the cranial capacity to accomplish any task beyond a menial level.

Early Years Growing Up

Chief Anderson was born February 9, 1907 to Janie and Iverson Anderson of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. As a young boy living in the Shenandoah Valley, he developed an overwhelming interest in airplanes and flight. Young Anderson often stared at the sky waiting to see airplanes fly overhead. Neighbors criticized him calling him “crazy” for thinking he would ever fly. As a pupil at Lower Merion High School, he attempted to study aviation and aviation mechanics. Anderson had two objectives: to learn to fly and to learn a trade to make a living. He left high school in search of that trade. But while he was seeking a school that would admit him, he had to work. His father was coachman for a wealthy white family near Philadelphia. His father also managed the farm owned by this family. Young Anderson went to work on the farm for his father. When his father died, he was given his dad’s job. For a number of years, he he continued to farm and pursued a chance in aviation.

End of Part 1

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