Tuskegee Airman Speaks at Black History Month Assembly at Bloomfield Middle | Arts & Culture
Bloomfield Middle School celebrated Black History Month with an assembly highlighting the Tuskegee Airmen on Friday, February 15. Guests included George Watson Sr., supply sergeant and support personnel for the Tuskegee Airmen, who spoke to students. Mr. Watson and other surviving Tuskegee Airmen received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007.
The Tuskegee Airmen were America's first black military pilots and their crewmen. Their courage, determination, and ability to triumph over adversity during World War II serves as inspiration for a younger generation.
“Students my motto is and I want you to make it your motto, don’t ever give up," Mr. Watson said. "Make it your business that you’re going to finish high school. When you finish high school I want you to go to college because every one of you can.”
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Romain Dallemand was also in attendance as were members of the Tuskegee Airmen Motorcycle Club of Georgia.