LANSING | Ken Rapier, president of the DODO Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, spoke Monday at Thornton Fractional South High School at a joint event of the Lansing Historical Society and the T.F. South History Club. The event was attended by more than 200 guests.
Rapier talked about the history of the Tuskegee Airmen and about the Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagle program, where youths are offered a free flight to introduce them to aviation.
Rapier is a volunteer pilot with the program, flying a plane that has been painted to resemble one of the Red Tail planes flown by the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, out of the Gary/Chicago International Airport.
During Rapier's presentation, a video was show that was produced by two students at Governor's State University called "Who Says Black Men Can't Fly?" The video can be viewed on YouTube.