African American Pioneers in Aviation and Space

The Struggle for Equal Access to the Skies

February 9, 2019 | 10:00am - 3:00pm
Museum in Washington, DC
Free

Join us as we mark African American History Month by celebrating past pioneers and helping families inspire the next generation of pioneers in aviation and space. Meet African American pioneers in aviation and space and enjoy puppet shows and fun hands-on activities that will challenge families to be pioneers in space and aviation.

Get to know Tuskegee Airmen Col. Charles McGee. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African American pilots in the U.S. armed forces, and they made a pioneering contribution to the war and the subsequent drive to end racial segregation in the American military. Colonel McGee will speak at 2:00 pm and do a book signing. Learn about Hal Walkers laser experiments used on the Apollo 11 mission. Learn the history of the Tuskegee Airmen during the "Follow Me" puppet show at 11:30 am and 1:15 pm.

This program is made possible through the generous support of Northrop Grumman Corporation.