Penn Nursing Presents: A Tuskegee Airman’s Story

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820
Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | | 215-898-5074February 17, 2010

WHO: John L. Harrison Major, U.S. Air Force, Retired, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, recipient of the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal

WHAT: Lecture, open to the public, about the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of 994 African-American pilots who gained fame during World War II for their heroism, escorting American bombers in raids over Europe and North Africa. Their distinguished service is credited with influencing President Truman to desegregate the U. S. military.

WHERE: University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
418 Curie Blvd., Room 119/120

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at 3:30 p.m.