Tuskegee man of wisdom

George Hickman, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, has dealt with war, racism and the Great Depression in the 1930s. Yet the war hero and educator had a single message for the students of Foothill Country Day School on Thursday—live your dream.

Mr. Hickman was the special guest speaker of Foothill’s International-Grandparents’ Day, an event held every other year that celebrates grandparents and cultures from various parts of the world. His presentation included photos from his Tuskegee Airmen days and stories about some of his experiences.

“The one thing I want to let the kids know is that they can be what they want to be and they can do anything they have a yearning for,” Mr. Hickman said. “Read, learn, check out books, associate with people of like interests who are smart—that’s the way you end up deciding what you want to be in life.

Complete story in our Saturday edition.


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