The role of West Virginia State University in the training of the famed Tuskegee Airmen of World War II will be discussed Tuesday in the Archives and History Library of the Culture Center in Charleston.
Dr. Charles T. Ledbetter, former West Virginia State professor, will present "The West Virginia State College Aviation Program -- The Tuskegee Airmen Connection in the Experiment" beginning at 6 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.
Ledbetter, the vice chair of the Archives and History Commission for the State of West Virginia, will explain how WVSU (then West Virginia State College) was able to get the first aviation program awarded to an all-Black College.
The Archives and History Library will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday and reopen at 5:45 p.m. for lecture participants only. Participants are encouraged to register for the lecture, but advance registration is not required to attend.To register in advance, contact Bobby Taylor, library manager, at Bobby.L.Tay...@wv.gov or at 304-558-0230, ext. 163.