African American Pioneers in Aviation

February 11, 2012 | 10:00am - 3:00pm
Museum in Washington, DC

This year’s African American Pioneers Day focuses on the accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen.  Visitors can listen to Tuskegee Airmen, and their descendents, tell of the challenges and triumphs as members of this groundbreaking African American World War II fighter group.  In addition, the Black Gents of Hollywood will be presenting excerpts of Layon Gray’s off-Broadway play, Black Angels over Tuskegee.  The event also includes hands-on activities, story times and book signings.

Timed Events

10:30 AM and 1:00 PM
Black Angels over Tuskegee in America by Air (Gallery 102)

11:00 AM – Noon
East Coast Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen in America by Air (Gallery 102)

11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Story time in Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery (Gallery 208)
Wind Flyers by Angela Johnson

1:45 PM
Black Angels over Tuskegee

All Day Activities
Design a Tuskegee squadron patch, South Lobby (Gallery 108) 
Build a pair of binoculars, America by Air (Gallery 102)
Go plane spotting, World War II Aviation (Gallery 205)
Make a military medal, Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery (Gallery 208)
Earn your pilot’s wings — Pick up at any activity station

The Heritage Family Day series is made possible by the generous support of Northrop Grumman Corporation.