Duchess Harris, JD, PhD Presents: The Uplifting Story of Calvin Spann, a Tuskegee Airman

 In Lifting Voices, Past, Webinar

Wednesday, January 13th, 1:00pm CST

History is shaped by people who work for change. Throughout history, those who have faced discrimination have made significant accomplishments while fighting to secure their rights. Some of these achievements have become well known, while others have not.

Join Mackin and hear the story of Calvin Spann, the daring World War II fighter pilot who soared in the face of US military segregation as he fought with the African American flying force, the Tuskegee Airmen.

Author Duchess Harris examines and explores Spann’s life and legacy, while reviewing how his story is captured in ABDO’s “Freedom’s Promise” collection.

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to those who attend this webinar. A recording will be posted to Mackin.com for those who cannot participate in the live session.


Duchess Harris, JD, PhD

Professor of American Studies and Political Science | Curator of the Duchess Harris Collection of ABDO Books at Macalester College | ABDO

Dr. Harris is a professor of American Studies & Political Science at Macalester College and curator of the Duchess Harris Collection of ABDO books. She is also the coauthor of the collection, which features popular titles such as Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA and series including Freedom’s Promise and Race and American Law. Dr. Harris also hosts the Freedom’s Promise podcast with her son. Before working with ABDO, Dr. Harris authored several other books on the topics of race, culture, and American history. She served as an associate editor for Litigation News, the American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s quarterly flagship publication, and was the first editor in chief of Law Raza, an interactive online journal covering race and the law, published at William Mitchell College of Law. She has earned a BA in History from the University of Pennsylvania, a PhD in American Studies from the University of Minnesota, and a JD from William Mitchell College of Law.