THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN MUTINY AT FREEMAN FIELD is about the arrest of 162 Black Army
Air Force Officers at Freeman Field Indiana. It depicts the trials, tribulations
and the fight for democracy by these courageous young black men. This story
tells of the segregation and discriminatory practices perpetrated against these
men by their white commanders. When 162 black men demanded lawful entry into the
white officers club, they were arrested. Their refusal to accept the situation,
their arrest and their subsequent court martial, was one of the events that led
up to President Harry Truman’s desegregation of the Armed Forces three years
later in 1948. Lt Col. Warren was instrumental in the planning of the protest
and was in the first group of officers to be arrested. The story is of
historical, political and social interest. Nine years before Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. and Mrs. Rosa Parks ignited the nation by refusing to obey the
segregation laws of the Montgomery, Alabama Bus Company--104 Black Army Air
Forces Officers entered a segregated officers Club at Freeman Field, Indiana and
defied the power of the racist commanding general of the 1st Air Force and his
equally racist group commander by refusing to leave until arrested. 101 black
officers later refused a direct order from their commanding officer to sign
endorsement to a regulation agreeing to be segregated and discriminated against.
Refusing to obey a direct order of a superior officer in wartime was a violation
of the 64th Article of War. The maximum punishment for this offence was death.
The Tuskegee Airmen Mutiny at Freeman Field is the accurately detailed, well researched and brilliantly written account of this historical event. This event certainly played a significant part in the decision made by President Harry S. Truman, in 1948 to issue his famous Executive Order 9981, which brought an end to official segregation in the armed forces. This book should be in every family’s library. Of the thousands of readers, who have purchased this book, many have taken time to share their satisfaction and enjoyment of readingthe book, with me. I have received hundreds of letters from readers. Here are a couple of comments from two of those letters:
"You see from the time I was small, my Dad told me about the Tuskegee Airmen and, as a result, I have ever held you in the greatest awe and respect. What all of you did as a group changed the Army, the Air Force and, ultimately helped to make a new America. What you did personally at Freeman Field and since in reversing the wrongful consequences of that incident have added a new dimension to the fight for justice--I will simply send along my sincerest, heartfelt thank you for the lifetime’s worth of courage that has inspired and will continue to inspire me my whole life through"--A Satisfied Reader
"I received your book, "The Freeman Field Mutiny", yesterday. The most thorough account of the Freeman Field incident that I have seen. I wish that I had it when I was doing research on Freeman Field several years ago. I am still in the process of gathering material so any further resources you could direct me to would be welcome."--Writer/Researcher
The Original Tuskegee airmen were invited as honored guests to President BARACK OBAMA’s inaugural ceremony because he felt that they had played a pivotal part in his being able to run for and be elected the President of the United States Of America.