"History in a Pint" Lecture Series Kicks Off

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"History in a Pint" Lecture Series Kicks Off

August 6, 2010 Updated Feb 16, 2010 at 10:45 PM CDT

Posted by Kevin Jacobsen

History enthusiats heard stories Tuesday from one of the famous Tuskegee Airmen during World War two during a new lecture series, fittingly called "History in a Pint."

The event was held at Carmody Irish Pub on East Superior Street. The Tuskegee Airmen is the popular name of a group of African American pilots and ground crew who served with distinction during the war.

Joseph Gomer spoke to the Northland's NewsCenter after his lecture about the things he thinks are often overlooked in today's society.

"People today don't appreciate how much we're depending on our volunteer forces. We have to our honor and treat our veterans better and more people need to be directly involved," said Gomer.

Tuesday's event was the first of six lectures. It was put on by Veterans' Memorial Hall.