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The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally...More >>
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A Georgia woman's mementos from her grandfather's days of teaching the Tuskegee Airman how to battle in the sky could end up in a Smithsonian museum.
The Augusta Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/QWhfuj) that Christina Anderson of Grovetown acquired the items this year.
They belonged to her grandfather, C. Alfred "Chief" Anderson, the chief flight instructor for the Civilian Pilot Training Program at Tuskegee Institute, who taught the Tuskegee Airmen. They include pilot's licenses, photographs, letters written by the 99th Fighter Squadron during World War II, medals, documents, clothing and plaques.
Bill Gwaltney, the Smithsonian's military history curator, says Anderson was "an incredibly important figure in African-American aviation, African-American history and regional history."
Gwaltney traveled to Augusta this week to examine the items, which could eventually be displayed in a Smithsonian museum.