Celebrate with families, alumni, and students this fall. Cheer on the Pios at the Homecoming game. Experience student performances and art. Expand your knowledge with distinguished faculty during Pioneer College.
Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson, is a 93 year old retired US Air Force officer, and one of the famous “Tuskegee Airmen”, also known as the 332nd Fighter Group.During World War II, Black Americans throughout the U.S. were subject to Jim Crow laws which legalized segregation and the American military was also segregated.President Truman signed an executive order ending segregation in the military in 1948 (3 years after the war’s end).
Lt. Col. Jefferson’s book, Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman and POW, is a personal memoir of those who served America in World War II and after.
Please join us for this very special opportunity. Lt Col Alexander Jefferson will speak from 7-8 p.m. in the Chapel at Lewis & Clark College. A book-signing and reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public.