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Re: A Closer Look: Tuskegee Airmen's Record

Hello Dr. I.M. Spence-Lewis,

If I exchange the word 'tradition' for 'interpretation' in your post, I'm in agreement.

If I only consider 'tradition', I have to wonder what is your point. Anglo European western tradition of history has little to do with reality and much to do with myth-making and revisionism.

The content, or rather context, of the questions should be measured by the influence - when fully recognized - that the Tuskegee Airmen have on future generations of African Americans.

The Tuskegee Airmen are a part of our collective memory and history that is neither reliant upon nor concerned with the Anglo European western tradition of history.

I wish I could have chatted with Tuskegee Airman Robert Lawrence, at length before he past, to learn what really happened and how he felt about how the Anglo European western historians wrote his story.

So yes, please interview the surviving Tuskegee Airmen and find out how they will answer those questions put forth by K. Wyer Lane.

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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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