Unisex C. Alfred "Chief" Anderson T-Shirt

Unisex C. Alfred "Chief" Anderson T-Shirt


100% Cotton, loose fit, crewneck short sleeve tshirt, individually printed with care.  Shirts are specially printed and shipped from New Jersey by Clarks Custom Apparel (Buttercup's cousin). DISCLAIMER: Due to the covid pandemic please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery. *Chris is wearing an XL in Cacao Black.



Wash in cold water inside out on delicate or hand wash.  Air dry only.


About C. Alfred "Chief" Anderson

C. Alfred “Chief” Anderson (February 9, 1907 – April 13, 1996) was a Tuskegee Airman.  He was the Ground Commander and Chief Aviation Instructor of the Tuskegee Institute, America's first all-black fighter squadron.


While African Americans were not allowed to become pilots in the military, the Tuskegee training program became a pivotal experiment that would change all military branches forever.  The military was segregated and the Tuskegee Institute was one of the catalyst to integrate blacks and whites.  


Anderson attended a civilian ground aviation school where he learned about airplane mechanics. He spent a lot of time hanging around airports and absorbing as much information as he could.  He eventually bought his own plane and taught himself how to fly.


In 1940, he was recruited to be the Civilian  Aviation Instructor at the Tuskegee Institute and quickly became the Ground Commander and Chief Aviation Instructor of the entire program.

Anderson was responsible for training over a thousand young African Americans.  


 First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt visited the institute and told Anderson she always heard that “colored people couldn’t fly”. Despite protest about her safety, Anderson took Eleanor Roosevelt on a flight.  She became an advocate for black aviation.


He was known as “the “Father of Black Aviation”

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