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1963 Birmingham bombing victims to get Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- The four young black girls killed in a 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., are being honored by Congress.

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Kerry Washington tops at Image Awards

Kerry Washington tops at Image Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- "Django Unchained" and "Scandal" actress Kerry Washington was the night's top winner with three awards at the 44th NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.
Teen flying to honor Tuskegee Airmen

Teen flying to honor Tuskegee Airmen

AUSTIN, Texas, July 1 (UPI) -- A 15-year-old girl says she is flying a single-engine Cessna from Compton, Calif., to Newport News, Va., to honor the accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Palmer of Tuskegee Airmen dead at age 87

INDIANAPOLIS, March 30 (UPI) -- Walter Palmer, one of the Tuskegee Airmen from World War II, has died in Indianapolis at the age of 87, his daughter says.

Tuskegee Airman invited to inauguration

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- About 330 Tuskegee Airmen, the all-black force of elite World War II U.S. pilots, have been invited to the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration, officials say.

Tuskegee Airmen honored by Congress

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- Surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest U.S. civilian honor, Thursday in a Washington ceremony.

Tuskegee airmen to get Gold Medal

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress will award the Tuskegee airmen the Congressional Gold Medal, 60 years after they flew for their country as it first black pilots.

Historians dispute Tuskegee record

DETROIT, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Two U.S. historians are disputing the claim that the Tuskegee Airmen black fighter pilots never lost a bomber to enemy aircraft fire during World War II.

Tuskegee Airmen to be honored

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress has announced it will award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of black fighter pilots who served in World War II.

Design delays hold up Tuskegee medal

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A spokesman for a New York congressman said design revisions are behind delays in giving Congress' highest honor to the surviving World War II Tuskegee airmen.

Tuskegee Airman Hawkins dies at 91.

INDIANAPOLIS, April 24 (UPI) -- Pompey Hawkins, one of the members of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, died in Indianapolis at age 91.
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