The 101 Club
Written by: Judith Bowman and Melvin Ishmael Johnson
Directed by: Melvin Ishmael Johnson
Successful political negotiations between FDR and Black leaders led to the formation of the 477th Bombardment Group in 1944. The Army Air Corps did everything in its power to make life for the Black officers a living hell. Rather than salute and take the derogatory treatment, this group of Tuskegee–trained pilots ready for duty in the Pacific planned a mutiny signaling their refusal to continue accepting the “separate but equal” doctrine. Their war began and ended at Freeman Field in Seymour, Indiana. This account retells that story.
This outdoor event is wheelchair accessible and disability affirmative. Bring your own food and beverages.
Light refreshments will be available.
Vending opportunities exist for crafts, wearable art.