James Armstead presents: The Airplane, Flying the 20th Century (Ohio Chautauqua, Youth Workshop)

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Kids, on Wednesday, June 13 at 10:30 AM, join us in welcoming James Armstead, living historian, portraying Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.

Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. (December 18, 1912 -- July 4, 2002) was the first African-American general officer in the US Air Force. He was commander of the first all-black air unit, the 99th Pursuit Squadron and commander of the 332nd Fighter Group (part of the Tuskegee Airmen) during World War II.

In this presentation, James Armstead will discuss the wonders of the airplane and flight.

Since the early days of the 20th century, flying has defined progress. The ability to cross continents and oceans and shortened travel times have all been accomplished by airplanes. Innovations in the science of flight have made international travel not only possible but comfortable, commonplace and inexpensive. No place on earth is inaccessible any longer and we are a planet with common interests, if not purpose, all thanks to this wonderful invention which affects our daily lives in untold ways. What is this wondrous thing called flight and how has it progressed since Kitty Hawk all those years ago?

This event is best suited to those ages 10 and up. This event is free and open to the public.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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