Friday, December 23, 2016

James museum kickoff set

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- The City of Pensacola and the Community Redevelopment Agency will host a kickoff ceremony Jan. 10, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. for the General “Chappie” James Jr. Museum and Flight Academy Project, a public and private partnership in the Eastside Redevelopment Area. This city-owned site is the historic home of America’s first African-American four-star general and was donated to the city by the James family. The residence, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1909 by Daniel James Sr., Chappie James’ father, and is located at 1608 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) tutoring and youth flight academy workshops will be provided by the Chappie James Youth Flight Academy organization to help prepare community youth for potential careers in the field of aviation. (Source: City of Pensacola, 12/23/16)