Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Chauncey Spencer - Aviation and Civil Rights Pioneer VIDEO

Chauncey Spencer was a member of the National Airmen Association of America and played a key role in the advancement of minority participation in the air services. This is part of an interview done at his home in October 2000. The segments here are part of a documentary entitled "Through Our Eyes: Reflections of America's Eldest Generation" which explored the changes - social, technological, economic and political - in America throughout the 20th century as experienced by people born before 1910.

Chauncey and his wife, Anne, invited a group of strangers into their home in Lynchburg, Virginia and treated us so wonderfully, that even now, seven years later, I consider those three hours some of the most memorable of my life. I only wish more people could have had the opportunity to sit down and talk with this terrific man the way we were able to. Putting this small segment on here will hopefully provide an appreciation of what we were able to experience.

TEXT and VIDEO CREDIT: mccahans

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