The Detroit Heritage Theatre Festival, now in its second year, is a 3-day celebration of the dramatic arts in Detroit. For 2019, the Festival will be held from Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19, at several iconic venues throughout the City of Detroit. One of the scheduled events is a special showing and meet and greet for students of "Black Angels Over Tuskegee," the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, America's Original "Top Guns." The Tuskegee Airmen were an elite group of highly experienced Black pilots who escorted and protected the Allied bomber planes during World War II.
This event will be held at the Friends Auditorium of the Detroit Public Library and is a free event for students.
In this episode, Karen Chappelle, the founder of the Detroit Heritage Theatre Festival, and Dr. Brian Smith, president of the Board of Directors for the Detroit Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum, discuss the importance of the theatre festival for Detroiters, and how the Tuskegee Airmen Foundation provides training in, and awareness of the various career options in aviation, especially for young people aged 14 years and older.
For more information about the 2019 Detroit Heritage Theatre Festival, click here.
For more information about the Detroit Tuskegee Airmen National Museum, click here.