Flyers: In Search of a Dream
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Flyers: In Search of a Dream
This program celebrates the unsung African-American pioneers of aviation. It includes the stories of Bessie Coleman, Hubert Julian, and James Herman Banning. Coleman was a Texas woman who trained in France in 1921. She became the first African-American to receive a pilot's license, and enjoyed a career as a stunt pilot. Banning was the first black male to receive a pilot's license. Partnering with another black aviator, Thomas C. Allen, Banning flew from Los Angeles to Long Island, NY, in 1932. They were the first black pilots to fly coast to coast. ~ Steve Blackburn, Rovi