Tuskegee Airmen Staff Sergeant Homer Hogues Visits Dickinson Elementary
Tuskegee Airmen Staff Sergeant Homer Hogues was an airplane mechanic in the United States Army Air Forces/United States Air Force during World War II. As a group, The Tuskegee Airmen were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. The medal is awarded by the President of the United States in the name of the U.S. Congress to U.S. military personnel only.
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first black servicemen to serve as military aviators in the U.S. armed forces.
Austin Black History Program
Awesome Austin had a wonderful Black History program. The theme for the program was "Love Not Hate" to coincide with the counselor's guidance curriculum. Program line up included recognition of students of character, career awareness poster contestants and winners. Also there was a fashion show representing different parts of Africa, and important cultural and historical information provided by the Leadership Through Kindness Club. In addition, the counselor Tonya Womack Campbell and the community liaison perfomed a skit highlighting the accomplishments of African Americans. Finally, birthdays in February were honored and recognized.