Redtails is a 2012 20th Century Fox film based on a fictional story by John Lucas portraying the Tuskegee Airmen, which was a group of African American pilots during World War II. These Army Air Forces servicemen faced segregation and racism throughout their training and were sent into combat in Italy with worn-out aircraft. The Presidential Unit Citation was awarded to the group for their achievements. The film, directed by Anthony Hemingway and staring Cuba Gooding, Jr, was nominated for the Best Movie Award at the 2012 BET Awards and for the Choice Action Movie Award at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards.
There is no cost and it's open to AU faculty, staff, and students.
Public Talk with Dr. Frankie Condon
Dr. Frankie Condon is the author of I Hope I Join the Band: Narrative, Affiliation, and Antiracist Rhetoric and co-author of The Everyday Writing Center. She is Associate Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she teaches writing center theory and practice, race and rhetoric, and writing. Her writing has appeared in the Writing Center Journal, Praxis, College Teaching, and Junctures.
Dr. Condon will give a public talk drawing on I Hope I Join the Band and put into context with the larger history of land grant institutions, issues of racism, and anti-racist activism. All Auburn faculty and students are encouraged to participate in the public talk.
Lack's Family and Dr. Ruth Faden Lecture