Morgan hosts Tuskegee Airman for symposium [Lookbook]

Maliik Obee, Staff Writer and Benjamin McKnight III, Editor-in-Chief

As part of Morgan State University’s Black History Month celebrations, the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Army ROTC hosted the Tuskegee Airman Symposium today.

Retired Col. Charles McGee, a member of the Army Air Corps, spoke to an audience about his military experience during the desegregation of the armed forces, which began with segregated units. McGee’s accomplishments include over 400 combat missions through three wars – a record that has yet to be broken – before retiring in 1973.

The day’s festivities also included an induction of new members into the Military Officer Association of America as well as a luncheon for attendees. All month long, the school will providing more Black History Month events, the next one being the Frederick Douglass Convocation on Thursday with Morgan professor Jared Ball as the keynote speaker.

Lt. Col. David Bornn, professor of military science at Morgan State University and his wife, Kandi Bornn, at the Tuskegee Airman Symposium luncheon. Photo by Maliik Obee.

Lt. Col. David Bornn, professor of military science at Morgan State University and his wife, Kandi Bornn, at the Tuskegee Airman Symposium luncheon.
Photo by Maliik Obee.

Retired Col. Charles McGee listening to cadets during the Tuskegee Airman Symposium luncheon. Photo by Maliik Obee.

Retired Col. Charles McGee listening to cadets during the Tuskegee Airman Symposium luncheon.
Photo by Maliik Obee.

From left to right, Retired Col. Charles McGee, Reginald Rogers, and Charles Muondi at the Tuskegee Airman Symposium luncheon. Photo by Maliik Obee.

From left to right, Retired Col. Charles McGee, Reginald Rogers, and Charles Muondi at the Tuskegee Airman Symposium luncheon.
Photo by Maliik Obee.

Morgan State University/Coppin State University Army ROTC Cadets serve attendees of the Tuskegee Airman Symposium. Photo by Maliik Obee.

Morgan State University/Coppin State University Army ROTC Cadets serve attendees of the Tuskegee Airman Symposium.
Photo by Maliik Obee.

Retired Col. Charles McGee speaks to audience members during the Tuskegee Airman Symposium. Photo by Maliik Obee.

Retired Col. Charles McGee speaks to audience members during the Tuskegee Airman Symposium.
Photo by Maliik Obee.

Members of the Morgan State University/Coppin State University Army ROTC listen to words from Retired Col. Charles McGee. Photo by Maliik Obee.

Members of the Morgan State University/Coppin State University Army ROTC listen to words from Retired Col. Charles McGee.
Photo by Maliik Obee.

New members of the Military Officer Association of America take their oath of membership. Photo by Maliik Obee.

New members of the Military Officer Association of America take their oath of membership.
Photo by Maliik Obee.

Attendees of the Tuskegee Airman Symposium eating lunch in the Earl G. Graves School of Business. Photo by Maliik Obee.

Attendees of the Tuskegee Airman Symposium eating lunch in the Earl G. Graves School of Business.
Photo by Maliik Obee.

Members of the military Officer Association of America eating lunch at the Tuskegee Airman Symposium. Photo by Maliik Obee.

Members of the military Officer Association of America eating lunch at the Tuskegee Airman Symposium.
Photo by Maliik Obee.

Retired Major General Kip Ward, a Morgan State University alumnus, speaks with guests at the Tuskegee Airman Symposium. Photo by Maliik Obee.

Retired Major General Kip Ward, a Morgan State University alumnus, speaks with guests at the Tuskegee Airman Symposium.
Photo by Maliik Obee.

Attendees of the Tuskegee Airmen Symposium enjoying lunch. Photo by Maliik Obee.

Attendees of the Tuskegee Airmen Symposium enjoying lunch.
Photo by Maliik Obee.

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