Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Sherman W. White, Jr.
(1919 - 1943)
— First Lieutenant, 99th Fighter Squadron —
Sherman, Sr. and Nettie White lived at this address on W. Jeff Davis Ave. Both teachers, they taught their children Sherman Jr., Willa, James, and Samson to love their country and value education. Willa, James, and Samson would graduate from college. Sherman, Jr. left school at the U. of Chicago to enlist as an Army Air Forces aviation cadet at Tuskegee, Alabama. At Tuskegee were trained the first African-American military aviators in the history of the U.S. Armed Forces. In the third class at Tuskegee, White graduated in May 1942 as a 2d. lieutenant, allowing him to make the payments on his parents' house.
Erected 2004 by the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Historical Preservation and Promotion Foundation & the Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Air & Space • War, Korean • War, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1942.
Location. 32° 21.972′ N, 86° 19.173′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of West Jeff Davis Avenue and Adeline Street, on the right when traveling west on West Jeff Davis Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 694 West Jeff Davis Avenue, Montgomery AL 36108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Highway Construction Destroys Historic Black Neighborhoods (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Holt Street Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal AME Zion Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Black Churches Provide Significant Support for the March and Voting (approx. 0.2 miles away); Loveless School/Henry Allen Loveless (approx. Cleveland Court Apartments (approx. ¼ mile away); From Bus Boycott to Voting Rights: Community Activism 1955-65 (approx. ¼ mile away); Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 615 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.