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African American Pioneers in Aviation

Bessie Coleman Reenactment

     

Family Day
Saturday, February 14, 2009
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Throughout the Museum in Washington, DC

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.

Activity Stations
10 AM – 3 PM

Design a Tuskegee Airman Squadron Patch

Make your own aviator’s license (while supplies last)

Book Signing
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)

Timed Events

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

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