The leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, is scheduled to visit Tuskegee University on Friday.
An announcement by the university says Farrakhan will address Macon County high school students at the campus at 9:30 a.m. and then speak to others at 6 p.m. He was invited by the Tuskegee University Muslim Student Association and the Black Belt Deliberative Dialogue. The university said Farrakhan's topics will include the need for historically black colleges and universities.
Tuskegee city officials say Lt. Col. Herbert Eugene Carter, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, has died.
Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford said Carter died Thursday afternoon at East Alabama Medical Center. He was 95.
Carter flew 77 missions and crashed landed only once. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first black aviators in the U.S. military. They were trained in Alabama at the Tuskegee Institute, now Tuskegee University, as a segregated unit during World War II.
Ford said he's ordered all U.S. flags in Tuskegee to be flown at half-staff.