Burbank students learn about Tuskegee Airmen

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Luther Burbank High School students were recently treated to a presentation by 95-year-old Edith Roberts, a member of the local Tuskegee Airmen chapter.

Roberts shared the struggles and accomplishments of African Americans in the 1940s and discussed the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of pilots who fought in World War II. She also encouraged the students to pursue higher education.

There are 54 active members in Sacramento’s George S. “Spanky” Roberts Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. Nine are among the original airmen. Others are spouses and children.