Mississippi Artist’s Tuskegee Airman Painting Lands At West Point

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Mississippi artist who preserves the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen in his paintings has donated one of his works to West Point cadets to be displayed in the new Benjamin O. Davis barracks in New York. The announcement by artist Clint Martin came at a ceremony Friday night at Jackson State University. In attendance were high school students from around the state – and Priscilla “Pat” Locke, the first African-American female graduate of West Point. Locke said she had no idea of what to expect on arrival, but added it was an absolute honor to have a couple of pieces of art to go into West Point in honor of a great man named Benjamin O. Davis, Junior. Locke graduated from West Point in 1976.

 


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