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Tuskegee Airman Melvin Copeland Combats Discrimination

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first Black pilots in the United States military and flew about 1,500 missions during World War II. They were courageous, inspirational, and instrumental in the desegregation of the U.S. armed forces.  To Melvin Copeland, they were also family.  Copeland, now 96, arrived in Tuskegee, Alabama, for aviation training in late 1943. […]Read More