Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight
April 3, 2015 - June 14, 2015
Presented by the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), “Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight” will be at the Future of Flight Aviation Center, Mukilteo, WA, April 3 through June 14, 2015.
The exhibition charts the groundbreaking, history-making, and patriotic paths of some very valiant men and women. This group of aviators is extraordinary. From Bessie Coleman securing a pilot’s license, through the Tuskegee Airmen and the integration of our armed forces, to Guy Bluford in space, the exhibition and its related content reveal a moving adventure and spirit of path-finding.
The content of the exhibition is based on the book of the same title by National Air and Space Museum curator, Von Hardesty. The show covers significant figures, events, and themes associated with African Americans in aviation and aerospace history. It documents the struggles of those individuals who were systematically barred from the ranks of military and civil aviation, and highlights the parallels between the struggles of these aviation pioneers and those of the civil rights movement.
Please visit the Future of Flight website for more information.