Retired State Sen. Rip Gooch will speak at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kansas Aviation Museum about his experiences.
Gooch grew up on a Tennessee farm, the grandson of freed slaves and the son of field hands. He overcame economic and cultural barriers to become an aircraft pilot, owner of a million-dollar business and a politician.
Gooch’s lecture is at 2 p.m. He will have copies of his book “Black Horizons: One Aviator’s Experience in the Post-Tuskegee Era” available for sale.