Celebrating Black History Month:Curtis Christopher Robinson Andrew Wolf February 7, 2012
Curtis Christopher Robinson• Growing up• Making a difference• The seven habits• Summary
Growing up• Curtis Robinson was born on August 25, 1919 in Orangeburg, South Carolina.• He was the youngest of 6 children and everyone called him C.C.• C.C graduated from Claftin College in 1940 with a degree in chemistry.• C.C. did not get many job offers because he was black.
Making a difference• C.C. joined the Army in 1942 and was accepted into the pilot program at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.• C.C. became one of the Tuskegee Airmen, who were the first black pilots in the history of the U.S. military
The Seven HabitsBe Proactive• C.C. volunteered to serve in the Army to defend America in World War II
The Seven HabitsBegin With The End In Mind• In battle, the Tuskegee Airmen approached every mission with victory in mind.
The Seven HabitsPut First Things First• The Tuskegee Airmen always put the safety of the bombers ahead of their own safety.
The Seven HabitsThink Win-Win• C.C. made it back from the war and his squadron never lost a single bomber to the enemy.
The Seven HabitsSeek First to Understand, Then to beUnderstood• C.C. studied every mission to first understand the goals and then he understood what to do.
The Seven HabitsSynergize• C.C. synergized with the Tuskegee Airmen by completing his missions with them.
The Seven HabitsSharpen the Saw• C.C. continued to study chemistry and became a pharmacist after he left the Army.
Summary• C.C. Robinson was a war hero and part of the famous Tuskegee Airmen• I met C.C. in 2010 and he was a very nice man