Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Formal posed portrait of black pilots at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois to plan a flyover of Bessie Coleman's grave. 1st row (L to R): Stanton DePriest, Marie Joyner, Rev. J.C. Austin, D.W. Williams, unidentified, 2nd row : Lola Jones, Willa Brown, Janet Waterford (Bragg), Dorothy Tanner, Mrs. Earl Renfroe. 3rd row: Cornelius Coffey, Dr. Earl Renfroe, Maj. Fisher, Robert Jones, Dale White. 4th row: Chas. Johnson, Harold Hurd, Wm. Cosby, Edw. Jones, Jas. Rainey, Walter Evans. 5th row: Albert Cox, Edw. Anderson, Joe Muldrow, Wm. P. McFarland, Clyde Hampton, Edw. McFarland. Inset in the top right corner is a head and shoulders portrait of Bessie Coleman, and images of aircraft are inset across the top. Dates to May 26, 1935.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics - History
  • African American air pilots
  • Women air pilots

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Signed H.C. Thomas

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National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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