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BLACK WINGS: AMERICAN DREAMS OF FLIGHT

Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight, takes a closer look at African Americans’ remarkable triumph and tragedy in aerospace history. Developed by noted scholar and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum curator Von Hardesty, the exhibition traces the history of African Americans in flight, from the thrilling barnstormers of the early 1920s to the equally daring astronauts of the 21st  century. This stirring collection of historical and contemporary photographs, first-hand interviews, and extraordinary stories offers a compelling overview of a truly inspiring saga.

This exhibit will be open and included with general admission beginning in October. Purchase your tickets today! 

Soar with the stories of African Americans in aviation history —  discover what these American aviators achieved and what they overcame.

Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.  The exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the MetLife Foundation.