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Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation audiovisual records

Catalog Data

National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
National Air and Space Museum. Exhibitions  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
0.05 Linear feet
2 sound recordings (2 audio cassette sound recordings)
2 video recordings (2 VHS 1/2" video recordings)
African American  Search this
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Video recordings
circa 1983
Scope and Contents note:
In the 1980s, the National Air and Space Museum created an exhibit, with a correlating text called Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation. The exhibit and book were dedicated to the American Black Aviator, who has anonymously played a historic role in shaping the growth of modern aviation. Black Wings encompasses the men and women who had to overcome enormous social pressures in order to gain the right to pursue the dream of flight in both military and civilian circles.This collection contains the audiovisual materials created when the exhibit was borrowed and adapted for exhibit at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum.
Related Archival Materials note:
This collection relates to the Black Wings Exhibit and Book Collection housed at National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560.
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at
Museum exhibits  Search this
African American air pilots  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Collection Citation:
Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
ACMA.03-016, Series ACMA AV03-016
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Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives