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Black History Month at Southwest Airlines

hford
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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?
11 Comments
Drew1
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1: July 19, 1941 2: James Weldon Johnson and John Rosamond Johnson 3: October 2, 1967
JaTara
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1. March 19, 1941 2. James Weldon Johnson 3. October 2, 1967
jmalone
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Is it just me or are other people having trouble posting to the post about Black History month? The post a comment thing does not appear in my browser! Anyhow, IÃ
Kim_Collins
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On what date was Thurgood Marshall sworn in to become the first African-American member of the U.S. Supreme Court? June 13, 1967
Stephen4
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Here are my answers: 1. March 19, 1941 2. James Weldon Johnson 3. June 13, 1967
hford
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Sorry for the technical difficulties. I guess we should have expected that first day we offer prizes for comments, we'd run into a technical problemsÃ
Cindy9
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1.) In 1940 Roosevelt ordered the Air-Corps to create an all african american military flying unit.. The 1st groups graduated on March 7, 1942 2,) James Weldon johnson 3.) June 13, 1967
Megan1
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I was all excited that I was about to win something Southwest then I couldn't post. It wouldn't load. But anyways here are my answers. 1. March19, 1941-- graduated July 19, 1941. 2. James Weldon Johnson 3. October 2nd, 1967
Megan1
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I don't mean to sound bad, but My post time is incorrect. I posted at 6 something tonight and the winners wern't even announced. I am very confused.
blusk
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Hi Megan, I understand that Hollee has contacted you offline via e-mail, but for everyone, I wanted to clairfy the post times. Since our server is in Dallas, the times are suposed to be all in Central Time, but they currently appear to be Central Daylight Time. (We will have to see how the time change affects that this weekend.) However, no matter when the comment is moderated and posted, it always goes on the blog in the order with which the writer sent it to us. For example, Sally writes a comment at noon and Billy writes one at 2 P.M. If for some reason we moderate Billy's first, Sally's comment will go before Billy's once it is moderated. Clear as mud? (I promise that I wasn't eating candy corn when I wrote this.) Blog Boy
Cindy9
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Thanks for the gifts...I recieved them yesterday.. Felt a little guilty keeping them given the fact that I didn't even answer correctly...lol But wanted you to know that they came and Thank you, thank you, thank you!! My hubby wanted to know what I did to get gifts from SW, I told him it was a long story but to make it short, the blog boy was eating candy corn and got caught.... ;o) ;o) ;o) (((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))