Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation c. 1983
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)
National Air and Space Museum Exhibitions
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
.05 linear feet
1 linear feet (1 box)
2 audio cassette sound recordings
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 show was exhibited at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from April 01, 1984 to August 05, 1984.
These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, administrative records, brochures, education packages, and design layouts.