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Black History Month at Southwest Airlines

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Southwest Airlines always looks for ways to celebrate and have FUN with our Customers. During the month of February, we did just that. In a number of our airports we celebrated Black History Month with you. In Dallas a local Jazz musician and the BF Durrell Elementary step group performed at Dallas Love Field Airport. If you missed the celebrations in our airports, we'll give you a chance to win now.

This is our first try at Southwest Airlines Gate Games - Blog Style. The first person to correctly post the answer as a comment to this post will win a prize pack of a Tom Joyner Southwest Airlines Sky Shows T-shirt, a Southwest Airlines golf towel, and a Hidden Beach CD. (Once you are identified as the first correct answer, we'll e-mail you to get your correct mailing address. Please don't post your address in the comment.)

  1. On what date did the Army Air Force begin a program in Alabama to train African-American men as military pilots? The soldiers that were a part of this program became known as the Tuskegee Airmen.
  2. Who wrote "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" often called "The Black National Anthem"?
  3. On what date was Thurgood Marshall sworn in to become the first African-American member of the U.S. Supreme Court?