Airborne Diplomacy: Lindbergh's Goodwill Tour of Latin America

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January 17, 2018 | 12:30pm
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In December 1927, Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis took off from Washington, DC, on a nonstop flight to Mexico City. It was the beginning of a two-month goodwill tour of 16 nations and territories in Latin America. Join us on Facebook Live as curator Jenifer Van Vleck talks about how Lindbergh’s Latin American goodwill tour was a significant event not only in aviation history, but also in international relations. Beloved by people throughout the world, the iconic aviator became an informal ambassador who helped to improve the United States’ image in Latin America. 

Planning to attend in-person? Meet on the balcony near the Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery.


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