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Spriggs to speak on Tuskegee Airmen at VCSU Nov. 14

Oct. 31, 2013 11:32 AM | Author: Greg Vanney
Ron Spriggs photo collage

Ron Spriggs photo collage 

Ron Spriggs, a Tuskegee Airmen historian, will speak on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, from 4–5:30 p.m. in Froemke Auditorium in Foss Music Hall on the Valley City State University campus.

Spriggs’ presentation, “The Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen,” is part of the VCSU Diversity and Inclusion Presentation Series in recognition of Veteran’s Day. The event is free and open to the public.

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American pilots in World War II. The segregated unit was trained at the Tuskegee Institute, a historically black college in Tuskegee, Ala.

Ron Spriggs is an oral historian, lecturer and curator of the Tuskegee Airmen exhibit. An eight-year U.S. Air Force veteran, he is a retired IBM manager and business planner.

Spriggs founded the Ron Spriggs Exhibit of Tuskegee Airmen (RESTA) in December 2002 as an independent means of telling the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen. Spriggs fosters the theory that Tuskegee Airmen are not just black history; Tuskegee Airmen are American history. He also asserts that history untold is history lost and that this segment of American history has received little attention in the school system.

For more information about the presentation, please email diversity@vcsu.edu or call 701-845-7306.
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