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Flyers in Search of a Dream

12/03/1986


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Program
Flyers in Search of a Dream
Program Description

DOCUMENTARY THAT FOCUSES ON THE CONTRIBUTION OF BLACK AVIATORS, BOTH TECHNICALLY AND DEVELOPMENTALLY, TO THE WORLD OF AVIATION. Rare film footage and dramatic reenactments tell the unknown story of America's pioneering black aviators and the familiar frustrations and struggles created by racial prejudice. This program documents this important phase of history--during the Golden Age of aviators in the 1920's and '30's--including the producer's great-uncle, James Herman Banning. Accompanied by mechanic Thomas C. Allen, Banning was the first black pilot to complete a transcontinental flight, in 1932. The program also celebrates the efforts of Bessie Coleman, the first black pilot to receive a license, which she was forced to earn abroad, in 1922.

Duration

00:60:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Technology
Citation
Chicago: “Flyers in Search of a Dream,” 12/03/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1BBB0B8749B14027BB9313BAE11133F6.
MLA: “Flyers in Search of a Dream.” 12/03/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1BBB0B8749B14027BB9313BAE11133F6>.
APA: Flyers in Search of a Dream. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1BBB0B8749B14027BB9313BAE11133F6
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