Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation

April 1, 1984 – August 5, 1984

Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place SE
Washington, DC

Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, 2405 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE Floor Plan

See an expanded version of the exhibition circulated by SITES, including among its additional artifacts photo murals and audio-visual programs, and the flight suit worn by black astronaut Guion Bluford during preparations for his 1983 space shuttle flight.

Also on view are uniforms worn in World War I by the French Lafayette Flying Corps of the type worn by Eugene Bullard, the world's 1st black combat pilot.

The SITES exhibition is divided into four parts: Headwinds, the black pioneers of World War I and the early 1920s; Flight Lines, the changing role of blacks in the 1930s and '40s; Wings for War, black involvement in World War II; and Era of Change, their breakthroughs in commercial aviation after World War II.

Related publication: Black Wings