Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation
audiovisual records
ACMA.AV03-016

Summary
Collection ID:
ACMA.AV03-016
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.).
Dates:
circa 1983
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Video recordings
2 VHS 1/2" video recordings
2 Sound recordings
2 audio cassette sound recordings
0.05 Linear feet
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
In the 1980s, the National Air and Space Museum created an exhibit, with a correlating text called Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation. The exhibit and book were dedicated to the American Black Aviator, who has anonymously played a historic role in shaping the growth of modern aviation. Black Wings encompasses the men and women who had to overcome enormous social pressures in order to gain the right to pursue the dream of flight in both military and civilian circles.This collection contains the audiovisual materials created when the exhibit was borrowed and adapted for exhibit at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Preferred Citation note
Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation
audiovisual records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Related Archival Materials note
This collection relates to the Black Wings Exhibit and Book Collection housed at National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, D.C., 20020
Phone: 202-633-4853
ACMArchives@si.edu