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Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM; 3:00 PM
Cost: Free and open to the public
Length: 51 minutes
Join us on Wednesday, January 18, at 11:00 AM or 3:00 PM for a FREE screening of the Smithsonian Channel documentary Black Wings. 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, from barnstormers to wartime fighters, meet the path-breaking pilots who opened the skies for all – and contributed in countless ways to the development of aviation.
This programming is part of Bristol’s MLK Jr. Day events for 2023. The Smithsonian Channel documentary is provided free to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum as a Smithsonian Affiliate.