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.