Powell, William J.; Organizations, Craftsmen of Black Wings, Inc, "Craftsmen Aero News". photograph


Collection Item Summary:

William J. Powell (standing, holding wing section framework) teaches an evening class on aeronautics to a packed room of black students in Los Angeles, presumably as sponsored by his organization Craftsmen of Black Wings, Inc.; circa late 1930s. Original "Craftsmen Aero-News" caption reads: PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT'S NEW DEAL MADE THIS PICTURE POSSIBLE. AIRCRAFT CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION- -LIEUT. WILLIAM J. POWELL, INSTRUCTOR.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Blacks in Aviation and Space Science

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa late 1930s

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



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