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Cadet Challenge: Black History Month Essay Winner

March 24, 2021

24 Mar 21

In honor of February's Black History Month, IL Wing Cadets were asked to write an article: 

How do the Tuskegee Airmen still influence our Air Force today?

The winner was C/Capt Abby Turek from the Col Shorty Powers Composite Squadron.


"There are no black leaders. The black man has a lower mental status compared to the white man. Blacks have weak character. All training for black soldiers must be in plain, simple terms due to their lack of intelligence. These were statements made in a study by the Army War College in 1925. The Tuskegee Airmen, becoming the first African American military pilots in the United States, were key influencers to proving these absurd statements wrong"


You can read her essay here.

Tagged As: Black History Month Cadet Essay

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