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The Tuskegee Airmen fought overseas combat missions during World War II. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.
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Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen and Their Legacy


Some of the first African-Americans to fight for the US Army Air Corps in World War II are meeting in Orlando. The 46th National Tuskegee Airmen Convention honors the groundbreaking achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen, who confronted racial discrimination through their military service. Events include a ceremony remembering deceased members, a reunion of original airmen, and youth outreach.
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Photo: David Porter.
Central Florida News

Orlando Residents Call for Removal of Confederate Statue at Lake Eola


A group of Orlando residents will urge city commissioners Monday afternoon to remove the 100-year-old statue of a confederate soldier in Lake Eola Park. They say it is a symbol of decades of white supremacy and discrimination against people of color. They insist that it be removed before June 12th when city officials will hold a ceremony at the public park for Orlando United Day.
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The 69 quilts in the exhibit offer a glimpse of history through the lens of black artists. Photo: Renata Sago.
Central Florida News

Traveling Quilt Exhibit in Orlando Weaves Together Black American Narratives


A Dutch slave ship, civil rights marchers, and Trayvon Martin line the walls of the Orange County Regional History Center in downtown Orlando. All in fabric. The quilts are part of a traveling exhibit called “And Still We Rise,” that tells 400 years of American history. The quilts offer a glimpse of history through the lens of black artists and, as 90.7’s Renata Sago reports, they’re inspiring a new take on an old tradition.
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