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TUSKEGEE AIRMEN ARE HONORED AT MCDONALD'S BLACK HISTORY MAKERS TRIBUTE AT SCHOMBURG CENTER; JOYCE DINKINS, PERCY SUTTON, NAJEE EXPECTED GUESTS

TUSKEGEE AIRMEN ARE HONORED AT MCDONALD'S BLACK HISTORY MAKERS TRIBUTE AT SCHOMBURG CENTER; JOYCE DINKINS, PERCY SUTTON, NAJEE EXPECTED GUESTS
 WHAT: Tuskegee Airmen Percy Sutton, Dr. Roscoe Brown, George Bing, Calvin Spann and Roy LaGrone will be honored for their historic contributions to the African American community by New York City's first lady, Joyce B. Dinkins, and famed saxophonist Najee as part of McDonald's celebration of Black History Month.
 Najee will perform the Negro National Anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing," as McDonald's announces the availability of the African American Heritage Series audio tape in its tri-state area restaurants, free to the public with any food purchase, from Jan. 24 through Feb. 2. The winner of McDonald's "Black History Makers of Tomorrow" program, a high school student, will also be honored.
 WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m.-noon
 WHERE: The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd. (near West 135th Street), New York
 BACKGROUND: McDonald's African American Heritage Series and Black History Makers of Tomorrow programs are examples of the many ways that McDonald's supports the communities in which it does business. McDonald's also sponsors the annual GospelFest competition, and is a major contributor to the United Negro College Fund.
 The African American Heritage Series was produced for McDonald's by Jana Productions, Inc., a division of Strachan-McDuffie Communications, a minority-owned communications firm, based in New York.
 CONTACT: Donna Dozier or Candace Leeds of the Rowland Company, 212-572-8800, for McDonald's.
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