Tuskegee Airmen

David F. James, Sr.: Influencing Social Change

— By Dino Robinson Winnetka entered a new chapter in its history in June, 1967 when the James family moved into the village. David James and his family was the first African American family to purchase a home in Winnetka during the 20th century. The last family that may have ... Read More

Fred Hutcherson, Jr.: Soaring the Skies

— By Shorefront Fred Hutcherson, Jr., an Evanston native, was a 
self-taught aviator who eventually trained black 
military cadets at Tuskegee to fly. Hutcherson, Jr’s 
accomplishments include the attempt to open the first ever black-owned International Airline based in Haiti, was a Captain with S.A.M. Airlines, a pilot for British ... Read More