Unemployment, The Negro, and Aviation
The following video presents excerpts from the silent film Unemployment, The Negro, and Aviation, which was produced in 1935 by African American aviation pioneer William J. Powell. Powell dreamed of bringing aviation to a wider African American population and wished to make flight an attainable goal for African American youngsters who shared his passion for the skies. The film does much to convey the thrill and glamour of flight, but perhaps more importantly, it places African American pilots in the starring role.
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