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Forgotten Warriors: African American GIs in Liberia

When: Feb 22, 2013 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
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Forgotten Warriors: African American GIs in Liberia

Presentation by Mr. Tom Culbert UW-Superior Alumnus, Retired Air Force Officer, Africa Specialist, and Author of

"Pan-Africa: Across the Sahara in 1941 with Pan Am"

Mr. Culbert served in the military for 21 years, five as a diplomatically accredited pilot in Egypt, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, Ghana, Benin, Togo, and Burkina Faso. He later spent six years at the Pentagon, working on Africa policy and planning issues at Headquarters, U.S. Air Force Staff, the Joint Staff, and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs-Africa). In 1991 Mr. Culbert founded Aviation Information Research Corporation (AIRC), which provides consulting services for contemporary and historical issues to leading firms and individuals involved in all sectors of the aviation industry. His book PAN AFRICA recounts the history of American civilians deployed in August 1941 by Pan Am to build the Takoradi-Cairo supply route across Africa. Through his extensive research, he has uncovered the true history of African American GI's who served in Liberia West Africa during World War II. An appropriate topic to explore during this African American History Month.

Mr. Culbert will be presenting on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 10:00 am - 10:50 am in the Multicultural Center Old Main 232.

For additional information about this event contact Ivy Vainio at 715-394-8415.

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