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Poetry Electric : Black History Special Event (2/12/24)
Monday, February 12, 2024 at 7:30PM

Community Arts Space @ La MaMa
74 East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003
F triain to Second Avenue; 6 train to Bleecker Street; N/R train to 8th Street.

Poetry Electric : Black History Special Event

Monday, February 12 at 7:30pm

A celebration of the highly decorated original Tuskegee Airmen - Spann Watson - through stories - photos - videos - and a dialogue with family and friends. During World War II, Spann flew combat missions with the 99th in the P-40 “Warhawk” fighter plane over North Africa, Sicily and Italy, where he was the first Tuskegee Airman to damage (two) enemy aircraft in aerial combat and was awarded the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters. As one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, he was awarded the United States Congressional Gold Medal 2007. In 2009, he was part of a group of Tuskegee Airmen invited as honored guests at Barack Obama’s inauguration, was an honorary Grand Marshall of the Indianapolis 500, and a Grand Marshall of the New York City Veterans Day Parade. Spann could not be deterred, a force of nature, a man driven by integrity, love of family and country!

Tickets: $15; $10 for La MaMa Members