Tuskegee Airmen

Council approves Jamaica street renaming for Tuskegee Airmen
Council approves Jamaica street renaming for Tuskegee Airmen
Southeast Maggie Hayes 11/19/2013 at 3:24PM

The City Council voted last week to memorialize the Tuskegee Airmen with a Jamaica street sign for their remarkable bravery during World War II. A bill to permanently change the name of South Road between Merrick Boulevard and Remington Street to Tuskegee Airmen Way passed the Council unanimously on November 14. Original crew members Dabney [...]

Pol wants to rename Jamaica street in honor of Tuskegee Airmen
Pol wants to rename Jamaica street in honor of Tuskegee Airmen
Southeast Maggie Hayes 10/09/2013 at 1:35PM

The Tuskegee Airmen broke the race barrier as they flew through the skies and fought the enemy during World War II. Now, one southeast pol wants to honor them at home. The “Tuskegee Experiment” was developed in the 1940s by the Department of War to assess whether black men could function under pressure and operate [...]