Edmond Davis

Academic Historian

Edmond Davis is an Instructional Facilitator of History at Arkansas Baptist College and the University of Phoenix, both in Little Rock, Arkansas.  His Master’s degree in History is from Louisiana Technical University, while his undergraduate degree was earned at Grambling State University.  Davis is believed to have the largest collection of Arkansas Tuskegee Airmen history memorabilia in the country.  That Collection is cataloged into the company he co-founded called Aviate Through Knowledge Productions, LLC.  Materials from this collection is currently on display at the Mosaic Templar’s Cultural Center, and has been viewed at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, and the Little Rock National Airport.

Davis has authored a number of articles on the Tuskegee Airmen, the Civil Rights Movement, diseases and women in aviation.  He was a board member of the Aerospace Education Center (AEC) and is the current national Vice Chairman of History for Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship Incorporated.  The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-born Davis is a public and motivational speaker.  Edmond Davis also is a personal assistant to Mr. Milton P. Crenchaw, the only living civilian Supervising Squadron Commander to the Original Tuskegee Airmen.  He is the author of the newly published book titled, Pioneering African-American aviators featuring the Tuskegee Airmen of Arkansas.

 

Arkansas Pioneers in Flight: African Americans in Aviation from the Natural State, 1932 to 1953.

Image Courtesy of Edmond Davis Pioneering African-American Aviators Featuring the Tuskegee Airmen of Arkansas is a study of little known black women and men who participated in the first four decades of U.S. aviation history.  The book began originally in 2006 as a biography of … Read MoreArkansas Pioneers in Flight: African Americans in Aviation from the Natural State, 1932 to 1953.

Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship (1962– )

  Image Ownership: Public Domain Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship, Incorporated, is a predominately African-American social fellowship similar to a Greek-letter fraternity, but different in its socio-historical and sub-cultural foundations.  Groove was founded on October 12, 1962 on the campus of Morgan State College (now … Read MoreGroove Phi Groove Social Fellowship (1962– )

Charles A. “Chief” Anderson (1907-1996)

Eleanor Roosevelt and Charles Anderson, April 1941 Image Ownership: Public Domain Charles Alfred Anderson, often called the "Father of Black Aviation," because of his training and mentoring of hundreds of African American pilots, was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, a Philadelphia suburb, on February 9, … Read MoreCharles A. “Chief” Anderson (1907-1996)

Cornelius R. Coffey (1903-1994)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Cornelius Coffey was the first African American to establish an aeronautical school in the United States.  His school was also the only non-university affiliated aviation program to become part of the Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP).  His pioneering efforts led to … Read MoreCornelius R. Coffey (1903-1994)

Arkansas Baptist College, Little Rock, Arkansas (1884– )

Old Main Building Image Courtesy of Edmond Davis Arkansas Baptist College (ABC) is a private four-year institution in Little Rock, Arkansas.  The college was founded as the "Minister’s Institute" in August 1884 at the Annual Convention of the Colored Baptists of the State of Arkansas.  … Read MoreArkansas Baptist College, Little Rock, Arkansas (1884– )

Milton Pitts Crenchaw (1919-2015)

Tuskegee Airmen Pilots in Training, ca. 1942, Milton Crenchaw is in the Cap in the Middle Image Courtesy of Edmund Davis Milton Crenchaw was the only civilian flight instructor (of the first class) for the Tuskegee Airmen. He was the first Arkansas African American to … Read MoreMilton Pitts Crenchaw (1919-2015)