Eleanor Roosevelt and Charles Anderson at Tuskegee (1659 hits)
Anderson, Charles A. "Chief" (1907-1996)
Eleanor Roosevelt and Charles Anderson, April 1941
On April 19, 1941, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt visited Tuskegee Institute. During her visit she asked Chief Anderson if African Americans could really navigate the skies.Anderson invited her to fly with him. Mrs. Roosevelt agreed and was flown over Tuskegee . This short but significant flight is credited with helping to persuade President Franklin Roosevelt to establish military flight training at Tuskegee later that year.