Tales of a Tuskegee airman performance tonight in Pleasanton

'An Evening with Gen. Davis' portrayal starts at 7 p.m. in Firehouse Arts Center

The Museum on Main's resumes its speaker series for 2016 at 7 p.m. tonight with an interactive presentation by scholar James Armstead portraying Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr., the commander of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II.

The program at the Firehouse Arts Center in downtown Pleasanton is part of the museum's ongoing speaker series "An Evening with ..." , portraying famous historical individuals as part of its Ed Kinney Speaker Series.

Led by then-Col. Davis, the Tuskegee Airmen were the only U.S. Army Air Corps black fighter group during the war, taking over the European skies with their "Red Tail" P-51 Mustang fighter planes.

Davis, who died on Independence Day 2002 at age 89, ended his military career as a four-star general and decorated American war hero.

Renowned history scholar and former Naval War College professor Armstead will bring Davis' memory to the Firehouse Arts Center stage on Tuesday by portraying the late general as part of the Museum on Main's annual Ed Kinney Speaker Series.

The presentation will include Armstead's monologue as the historic military figure, followed by in-character question-and-answer session with the audience.

Doors open for the event at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and the presentation starts at 7 p.m. at the theater, 4444 Railroad Ave. For tickets and other information, visit or call 462-2766.


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