Black History

George HickmanThe grandson of slaves, Hickman grew up in St. Louis, and joined the segregated pilot training program in Tuskegee, Ala. in 1943, serving until 1945, according to his Army profile.George Hickman The 84-year-old is one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, the country’s first black military pilots and ground crew, who fought in World War II. George Hickman passed away in August of 2012 he was alive long enough to see the first black president get sworn in at the inauguration.