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Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman and POW
October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Meet Southfield resident and Tuskegee Airman, Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson as he talks about his life and book Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman and POW.
Alexander Jefferson was one of 32 Tuskegee Airmen from the 332nd Fighter Group to be shot down defending a country that considered them to be second-class citizens. A Detroit native, Jefferson trained at Tuskegee Institute and joined one of the most decorated fighting units, the flying P51s with their legendary and feared red tails. He was shot down over France and when captured spent the balance of the war in Luftwaffe prison camps in Germany. In this vividly detailed, deeply personal book, Jefferson writes as a genuine American hero and patriot. It’s an unvarnished look at life behind barbed wire and what it meant to be an African-American pilot in enemy hands. It’s also a look at race and democracy in America through the eyes of a patriot who fought to protect the promise of freedom.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.