Some "Need to Know"  history of The Village of Robbins, Illinois

The Tuskegee Airmen's true embryonic beginnings started at Robbins' black owned airport in 1931 before Tuskegee in 1940.

Nichelle Nichols as Lt. Uhuru in the original Star Trek television show.

Robbins History Museum at the Vietnam Moving Wall
 

Civil War Memorial - James Harvey
Former NBA player and Olympic Athlete Dwayne Wade
Marcus Garvey spent some time in Robbins, inspired by this black town, ran by all black elected officials.  It is said that Garvey became one of Hoover's first targets.  You can still find elders in Robbins who remember how his presence invigorated the community and how gatherings were canceled because of Hoover's spies.

Road Trip To The Pembroke Historical Museum

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