On December 16, 2016, President Barack Obama signed into law the designation of the Morris Heights Post Office in Honor of Tuskegee Airman, Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr.
Dr. Brown served during World War II as a Tuskegee Airman, where he flew 68 combat missions as a fighter squadron commander. He was President of Bronx Community College from 1977-1993, first President of 100 Black Men in NYC in 1963, an educator for many years and host of CUNY TV’s African American Legends.
On September 20th, the Morris Heights Station Post Office hosted a rededication ceremony in honor of Tuskegee Airman, Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr. and will now be known as the Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr. Post Office.
Congressman José E. Serrano, who drafted the bill that passed the House of Representatives, the Hon. David N. Dinkins, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson were among those in the audience filled with friends and family who will always remember this great legend.