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Museum development in honor of General 'Chappie' James Jr.
City council is looking to spend up to 25 thousand dollars to develop a museum in honor of General Daniel 'Chappie' James Junior. James was the first African-American four-star General and grew up here in Pensacola.
Channel 3's Kalie Desimone joins us live this morning from the building where the museum will be set up.
This is the home where Daniel Chappie James Junior was born and will house mementos from his life story.
This historic eastside neighborhood property is significant as it is the birth site and first school of the first African American four star General of the United States Air Force. That school was run by James' mother. The property is owned by the city of Pensacola and is listed on the National register of historic places. An eastside neighborhood community group is in the process of organizing a museum board to develop and operate the proposed facility.
Further discussion will be had on the future of this museum during the February 13th, city council meeting.