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2023-09-14T03:37:40.000Z
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Video Title:
Congressman Charles C. Diggs Jr. and the Desegregation of Commercial Air Transportation (Lecture)
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Hear how Charles Diggs fought for equal opportunities for Black Americans in aviation, September 13 at 8 pm ET. Learn more: https://s.si.edu/44k6kGB Congressman Charles C. Diggs, who represented Detroit in the House of Representatives from 1955 to 1980, is among the consequential Black federal legislators to serve in the U.S. Congress. Diggs played a key role in desegregating "Jim Crow" airport terminals, fighting for civil rights, and opening employment opportunities in aviation for Black Americans during his career. Tune in as Dr. Marion E. Orr, the Frederick Lippitt Professor of public policy and professor of political science and Urban Studies at Brown University, explores the little-known legacy of Diggs's many accomplishments. Sponsored by GE Aerospace
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1 hr 4 min 14 sec
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Science & Technology  Search this
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Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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