WVUP celebrates Black History Month

PARKERSBURG, W. Va. West Virginia University at Parkersburg invites the community out to watch "The Tuskeegee Airmen."

The film tells a story about the first African American military pilots who fought in World War II during a time in the 1940's when segregation in the military was very prominent.

"It's important that we as a college as well as just individuals recognize the heritage of each individual," said Kurt Klettner, WVUP, executive director of student services.

Klettner says, the college wants students and faculty to understand the importance of learning about bringing heritages together.

"The heritage of Black History Month and all of the various gifts that have been given to us through the many individuals over the course of time," said Klettner.

The Tuskeegee Airmen are very important to our nation's history.

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