Envision Academy Celebrates Black History Month with Special Screening of the Lucasfilm Ltd. Documentary “Double Victory,” and Original Tuskegee Airmen Panel Discussion
OAKLAND (March 1, 2012) – Envision Academy, a public charter school run by Envision Schools, celebrates Black History month with a special screening of the documentary “Double Victory,” which spotlights the historic role of the first all African American aerial combat unit–known as the Tuskegee Airmen–during World War II.
“Double Victory” is being presented by Envision Academy in conjunction with 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc., as part of the Double Victory Museum Tour, organized by Lucasfilm Ltd. and made available to museums across the country (visit http://www.teamredtails.com for more information). A highlight of the afternoon will be the panel discussion following the screening, featuring original Tuskegee Airmen.
“We view Black History Month as an opportunity to further highlight the rich accomplishments of African Americans, so we’re very proud to have the opportunity to screen this film at the Envision Academy campus here in Oakland and to meet some of the Tuskegee Airmen” said Envision Schools CEO, Bob Lenz. “We’re excited to hear first hand how these pioneering African Americans bravely fought a war on two fronts: fascism abroad and racial injustice and inequality at home.”
“Double Victory” is the companion documentary to the motion picture “Red Tails”; an epic action-packed film inspired by the heroics of the Tuskegee Airmen. The film was released in January 2012.
About Envision Education (www.envisioneducation.org)
Envision Education is a non-profit school reform and charter management organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. Envision Education’s mission is to transform the lives of students, especially those who will be the first in their family to attend college, by preparing them for success in college and in life. Envision operates four innovative college-preparatory high schools in San Francisco, Oakland and Hayward and disseminates its model through Envision Learning Partners, a research, development and training entity. 95% of Envision’s graduates have enrolled in college.
About 100 Black Men of the Bay Area (www.100blackmenba.org)
The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. consists of a group of leading African American men from various professional backgrounds including business, government, education, medicine, law, finance, technology, sales, real estate, engineering and public affairs. We are dedicated to helping African American youth by providing scholarships and mentoring. In addition, we promote health & wellness, entrepreneurship, networking and economic development in order to improve the quality of life for all in our local communities.