Davis to Speak for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus is proud to announce Edmond Davis as this year’s guest speaker. Davis will speak on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 9:45 a.m. in the Student Services Conference Center. This event is free and open to the public.

A class facilitator at Arkansas Baptist College and the University of Phoenix in Little Rock, “Davis is believed to have the largest collection of Arkansas Tuskegee Airmen history memorabilia in the country,” according to the biography on his website.

Items from his collection have been displayed at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, University of Arkansas Pine Bluff’s Cultural Center, the Jacksonville Museum of Military History and the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.

Davis is also a professional development specialist and public speaker providing his services to schools, colleges and the United States Air Force. He provides workshops on topics such as Arkansas history, World War II history and African-American history.

He has written several pieces on aviation, diseases, women’s history, the Civil Rights movement, Arkansas and African-American history as well as the book, “Pioneering African-American Aviators: Featuring the Tuskegee Airmen of Arkansas.” Davis will have books for purchase and signing immediately following his presentation.

In June 2014, he was named 314th Airlift Wing’s Honorary Vice Commander and was one of 25 new honorary commander inductees by the 19th, 314th, and 189th Airlift Wings at the Little Rock Air Force Base.

Davis and his wife, Monica, have a son, Kalon.

A previous version of this article stated “Thursday, Feb. 17.” This is incorrect. The article has been updated to reflect the correct date of Tuesday, Feb. 17.

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