Hosted by Hyundai's Diversity and Inclusion team, Hyundai Motor America celebrated its annual Black History Month with Brigadier Gen. Charles E. McGee as its keynote speaker.
McGee is a member of the Tuskegee Airmen and first black commander of a stateside Air Force Wing. He fought in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. With all these accomplishments, he was recently honored during the National Football League's Living Legend on-field coin toss at Super Bowl 54.
"During the month of February, we celebrate Black History Month. It is a time to reflect on the contributions African Americans have made to American society," Zafar Brooks, director of diversity and inclusion for Hyundai Motor America, said in a press release. "It's humbling to bear witness to Col. McGee be acknowledged by the NAACP for his sacrifice and lifetime of service."
McGee is set to be presented the Key of Life award at the 51st NAACP Image Awards.
"I'd like to pass on what I call my four 'P's' — perceive, prepare, perform, persevere — dream your dreams but get the good education to accomplish the desires and needs of the country," said McGee, according to a press release. "Always seek excellence and always do your best in things that you do. Finally, don't let the negative circumstances be an excuse for not achieving."