Harold H. Brown

marlene lopez

(Brown, Harold H.) During World War II, The Tuskegee Airmen, as well as other African Americans in the armed forces, had the unique experience of fighting two wars at once: one against Hitler’s fascist regime overseas and one against racial segregation at home. Harold H. Brown’s memoir, Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman (University of Alabama Press), co-authored with Marsha Bordner, is the story of an African American man who, through dedication to his goals and vision, rose through the despair of racial segregation to great heights of accomplishment, not only as a military aviator, but also as an educator and as an American citizen.