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Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation c. 1983

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)
Subject:
National Air and Space Museum Exhibitions
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
.05 linear feet
1 linear feet (1 box)
2 audio cassette sound recordings
Culture:
African American
Type:
Correspondence
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Exhibit scripts
Date:
1984
c 1983
Summary:
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.
Topic:
Aeronautics
African American air pilots
Museum exhibits
Local number:
ACMA 03-016
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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