Chauncey E. Spencer II is the son of Mrs. Anne M. Spencer and Mr. Chauncey E. Spencer, grandson of famed poet Mrs. Anne B. Spencer of the Harlem Renaissance. His father, who along with Mr. Dale L. White Sr., helped influence then Senator Harry S. Truman to fight to establish funding for the training of African American Pilots at Tuskegee Institute for the Army Air Corp., 1939. First hand, Chauncey II has learned the history of National Airmen’s Association and the creation of Tuskegee Airmen from his father and his close associates, such as: Cornelius Coffey, Willa Brown, and Harold Hurd. Chauncey II is former-President of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., Central Region, and a member of the Detroit Chapter Speaker’s Bureau. Since 2005, Chauncey Spencer Project was created to advance the public’s understanding of the history of African Americans in aviation. Chauncey is Chairman Of the National Youth Committee for the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Chauncey II has been recognized for his speaking, teaching, and mentoring achievements at such institutions as: St. Claire College, (Dayton, OH), Milwaukee Academy of Aviation Science and Technology, Tomorrow Aeronautical Museum (Compton, CA), and Chanute Air Museum (Chicago, IL); also has been a recurring guest speaker during “Black History Month” at Ford Motor Co., Chrysler, GM, St. John’s Hospital, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland and Detroit Public School System (Detroit, MI) and Tuskegee University.
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