Filmmaker Willmott To Talk About Tuskegee Airmen

By: AP (Posted by Amanda Lanum)
By: AP (Posted by Amanda Lanum)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas filmmaker Kevin Willmott will speak in Lawrence next week about the Tuskegee Airmen and introduce a Hollywood drama about the black World War II combat pilots.

The University of Kansas says Willmott will speak April 9 at the Dole Institute of Politics. There also will be free screenings Tuesday of the film "Red Tails'' at the Dole Institute and the Kansas Union.

The program is part of a series of events examining the role of African-Americans in World War II.

Besides teaching at the University of Kansas, Willmott has written, directed and produced.

He's examined racial division in several projects, including his Sundance entry, "CSA: The Confederate States of America.'' The faux documentary examines the nation that might have resulted had the South won the Civil War.


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