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Dr Robert Russa Moton
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Birth: Aug. 26, 1867
Death: May 31, 1940

IN MAY 1949 THEY WERE THE THE VERY FIRST U. S. AIR FORCE TOP GUN PILOTS
332nd Fighter Group - Awarded First Place In The Conventional (Propeller) Aircraft Division

*** THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN ***

"Top Gun Commander" - Captain Alva Temple

Tuskegee Airmen Virtual Cemetery

(Please transfer any Tuskegee Airmen you have to the Cemetery Manager--->pm)

Dr. Robert Russo Moton, like Booker T. Washington, was drawn to Hampton Institute for education. Both worked their way through school and were retained there in official capacities. He became the second president of Tuskegee Institute. Moton Airfield,the historic home of the Tuskegee Airmen is named for him. The high school in Prince Edward County, Virginia, where in 1951, black students staged a strike demanding equal education is also named for him. In 1920 Dr. Moton made a good-will tour through rural Mississippi to promote black education and ease racial tension. In 1929 Harvard University conferred an honorary degree upon him. He was a charter member of the Southern Commission on Interracial Cooperation; a member of the national committee of the YMCA and a trustee of Hampton Institute and Fisk University. He was vice-chairman of the National League on Urban Conditions among Negroes; president of the National Negro Business League and organizer of the Negro Organization Society of Virginia. In 1927, Herbert Hoover appointed him chairman of the colored Advisory Commission on Rehabilitation in the Mississippi flood area. Dr. Moton was widely traveled, visiting Japan, India, China and other countries.

Bio courtesy of George Seitz, Seitzgh@aol.com (emailed to me on 10/19/07) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Jennie Dee Booth Moton (1880 - 1942)
  Elizabeth Hunt Harris Moton (1878 - 1906)*
 
 Children:
  Charlotte E. Moton Hubbard (1905 - 1978)*
  Catherine Moton Patterson (1909 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Hampton - Tuskegee
 
Burial:
Hampton University Cemetery
Hampton
Hampton City
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: pm
Originally Created by: Dawn Stewart
Record added: May 09, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14230959
Dr Robert Russa Moton
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Dr Robert Russa Moton
Added by: George Seitz
 
Dr Robert Russa Moton
Added by: Dawn Stewart
 
 
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TUSKEGEE AIRMEN-The history of this Fighter Gunnery Competition is told in “The Last Hurrah” by Harry T. Stewart, Jr. who was one of the pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group participating in the competition. After the 332nd Fighter Group won the competition....(Read more)
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