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March 9, 2011

Tuskegee Airman and youth advocate Roscoe Brown urges youth to Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive!

Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive! is proud to present our latest public service announcement, featuring Dr. Roscoe Brown:

US President George W. Bush presents the Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Roscoe Brown Jr., during ceremonies honoring the Tuskegee Airmen Thursday, March 29, 2007, at the U.S. Capitol. Dr. Brown, Director of the Center for Urban Education Policy and University Professor at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, commanded the 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332 Fighter Group during World War II.

Dr. Brown is a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, the famed black fighter pilots who  proved during WWII that African-Americans were capable of the same skilled, distiguished service as any other American.  In fact, Dr. Brown himself was one of the first American pilots to shoot down one of the new German jet fighters that appeared near the end of the war.

After the war, Dr. Brown devoted his life to education and youth development.  He helped build the Boys & Girls Clubs in to the national organization it is today, and has been a tireless advocate of encouraging young people to serve others.

We thank Dr. Brown for joining the campaign, and also wish him a very Happy Birthday this March

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