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African American Pioneers in Aviation
This special family day event will highlight the many great achievements by African American men and women who pioneered the skies and strove to overcome the challenges of segregation in the mid-1900s. Visitors will learn about the Tuskegee Airmen and the first African American to receive a pilot's license, Bessie Coleman, through storytelling, tours, and hands-on activities.
10 AM – 3 PM
Design a Tuskegee Airman Squadron Patch
Make your own aviator’s license (while supplies last)
11 AM – 4 PM
A Pilot’s Journey: Memoir of a Tuskegee Airmen: Curtis Christopher Robinson
(both the author and Curtis Robinson will be present)
11:00 AM Meet former NASA Astronaut, Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr.
11:00 AM Performance—Bessie Coleman, Flyin’ Free
11:30 AM Meet the Tuskegee Airmen
11:30 AM Storytime,--Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story of Brave Bessie Coleman
12 NOON Talk to members of the Organization of Black Pilots.
1 PM Performance—Bessie Coleman, Flyin’ Free
1:30 PM Meet the Tuskegee Airmen
1:30 PM Storytime,--Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story of Brave Bessie Coleman
2:00 PM Meet former NASA Astronaut, Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr.
2 PM Performance—Bessie Coleman, Flyin’ Free
Please note that this schedule is subject to change. Please stop by the Welcome Center on the day of the event for a complete schedule.
This event made possible by the generous support of the Northrop Grumman Corporation