Town of Detroit celebrated the a centesimal birthday of a Tuskegee airman by giving him a key to town.
Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Jefferson was one of many first Tuskegee kites to escort bombers in World Struggle II.
CBS Detroit reported that to honor him, town additionally unveiled plans for a brand new plaza and statue in his honor.
Town additionally held a rededication ceremony at Jefferson Subject and named the park after him.
Alexander overcame segregation and prejudice to affix one of the crucial revered combatant teams within the battle.
In line with The Detroit PressAfter serving in World Struggle II, he turned a science trainer at Detroit Public Colleges and retired as an assistant principal.