Franklin J. Macon, who as a Documented Original Tuskegee Airman during World War II was among the first African American military aviators in the U.S., will speak at Hope College on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall. Source: World War II Tuskegee Airman Franklin J. Macon to Speak at […]
It was a pleasure to meet George Nolly at our Official Book Launch. We appreciate his time and attention to preserving aviation history!
CHEYENNE – Franklin Macon, an original Tuskegee Airman, spoke Thursday to students who don’t enjoy school. The 94-year-old asked students from Cheyenne’s Afflerbach and Cole elementary schools to raise their hands if they don’t like school. Then he said, “The rest of you – I’m not talking to you all. I didn’t like school, either, […]
CHEYENNE – Sometimes a story needs to be told, and it’s just waiting for the right people to tell it.Franklin Macon wanted to tell his remarkable story, but dyslexia created a challenge he wasn’t sure he could overcome. However, Macon doesn’t let life hold him back, and he happened to meet the right women to […]
Their ranks are thinning, but the legend of the Air Force’s first African-American aviators’ keeps growing. It was evident last week as the Air Force Academy honored Tuskegee airmen. Just one of the originals who overcame racial barriers to take to the skies in World War II made it. But Franklin Macon, 95, was fawned […]