Eleanor Roosevelt at Tuskegee

     

Eleanor Roosevelt at Tuskegee

On a visit to the Tuskegee flying school, circa 1940, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt flew with pilot C. Alfred "Chief" Anderson. Roosevelt's willingness to fly with a black pilot had great symbolic value and brought visibility and support to Tuskegee's pilot training program.

Image Number: WEB13067-2013
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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