Imaging a world in which a new technology, a new profession, was sweeping the world. A young child develops a deep desire, a passion for this profession, but he is told, from his earliest years until an adult, that the new profession wasn’t for him. He was not capable handling it for the simple reason, the color of your skin.
Today I tell the tale of Charles “Chief” Anderson, who overcame extreme racism to became one of the world most respected aviators on the 178th episode of Sunday Morning Coffee with Jeff.
Show notes and links:
- Tuskegee Airmen Documentary – YouTube (youtube.com)
- Preserving legacy of Lower Merion’s ‘Chief’ Anderson: Father of black aviation | Mainlinetimes (mainlinemedianews.com)
- Charles Alfred Anderson, Sr. Biography at Black History Now (blackhistorynow.com)
- C. Alfred “Chief” Anderson – Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Distinguished African Americans in Aviation and Space Science – Betty Kaplan Gubert, Miriam Sawyer, Caroline M. Fannin, Caroline Fannin (google.com)
- Chief Anderson | PEOPLE.com (people.com)
- Tuskegee’s Heroes – Charlie Cooper Ann Cooper (google.com)
- The Army War College Studies Black Soldiers · HERB: Resources for Teachers (cuny.edu)
- Wings For This Man – Tuskegee Airmen, African American Airmen, Ronald Reagan 24810 HD (youtube.com)