The Life Of A 100-Year-Old Harlem Man Who Was A Tuskegee Airman

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Reginald Brewster

The life story of 100-year-old Fordham Law alumnus Reginald Brewster ’50, who was a Tuskegee airman, was covered by Spectrum News.

Trained in Tuskegee, Alabama, the airmen fought racism as they prepared to fight for their country. Brewster never flew; he was stationed in England and France, assisting the base commander, and was treated better abroad than back at home.

“When I got to England, they treated me very royally, royally, royally,” Brewster said. “I had two families who wanted to adopt me.”

After the war, Brewster attended Fordham University. “I majored in government and minored in math,” he recalled.

And then he was off to Fordham Law School, practicing law until he was 90.

Brewster is now one of just 100 Tuskegee Airmen believed to still be alive.

 

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