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Free Screening - Smithsonian Presents: Black Wings

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 1:00pm

For early aviators, conquering the forces of gravity was a daunting challenge. But black aviators had an additional challenge - conquering the forces of racism. Meet the men and women who took to the skies throughout the 20th century, proving to a segregated nation that skin color doesn't determine skill level. From biplanes to commercial jets, and from barnstormers to war fighters, meet the path-breaking pilots who opened the skies for all -- and contributed in countless ways to the development of aviation.

 

Free and open to the public.

Event Flyer Image: Photo of Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black Pilot across top of flyer. Red band with title and location in black text "The Lost Tapes, George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural, and Genealogy Center, 1165 Angelina Street, Austin, TX 78702, (512) 974-4926." Gold left column under title block with list of screenings titles, dates, and start times."The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X, Saturday, May 19th, 1:00 p.m., MLK: The Assasination Tapes, Saturday, June 30th, 1:00 p.m., Black Wings, Saturday, July 14th, 1:00 p.m., Sports Detective: 100-Point Game Ball, Saturday, August 18th, 1:00 p.m." The Right column top black box with wite text "In Partnership with" and Smithsonian channel logo. Red box under with black text description "Witness some of the most shocking, mysterious, and historical events." Then, black box under with white text website addresses "http://www.austintexas.gov/carvermuseum/events, facebook.com/CarverMuseumATX/events." Red band at bottom of flyer with black text and organization logos "The City of Austin is proud to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifaction and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Please call (512) 974-3914." Austin Parks and Recreation, City of Austin, The George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural, and Genealogy Center, CAPRA, Smithsonian Affiliate.

Location Information
George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center
1165 Angelina St.
Austin, TX 78702
Contact Information
+1-5129744926