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Developing a Chappie James Museum
PENSACOLA -- The Pensacola City Council is looking to spend up to 25,000 dollars to develop a museum in honor of General Daniel 'Chappie' James.
The Pensacola native was the first African-American 4-star General.
This is the home where Daniel Chappie James Junior was born and could soon house items from his life.
This historic eastside neighborhood property is significant as it is the birth site and first school of the first African American 4 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 13 City Council meeting.