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All Library locations will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, May 30.

Library Honors the Tuskegee Airmen

St. Louis, MO... The St. Louis Public Library is proud to salute courage, triumphs, and sacrifices of the Tuskegee Airmen with a very special art exhibit and reception with one of the original airmen. The events are FREE and open to the public.

During World War II the African-American fighter pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group overcame racial discrimination and distinguished themselves as expert pilots.

The exhibit, Purple Hearts: A Tribute to Tuskegee Airmen, features the oil paintings of William Curtis.  The exhibit runs May 2-31 at the Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Ave., Monday Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Original Tuskegee Airman and St. Louis resident Captain Christopher Newman meets guests during a special reception for the Purple Hearts exhibit at the Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Ave., on May 3, from 6-7 p.m. Newmans military honors include the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Purple Heart. He is a veteran of 84 WWII missions and over 90 in the Korean War.

For more information, call 314-367-4120.

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