Accession Number : ADA210437


Title :   America's Black Air Pioneers, 1900-1939


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL


Personal Author(s) : Jakeman, Robert J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a210437.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 48


Abstract : Throughout the period 1900-1939 black Americans were actively involved in aviation. Until 1927 their participation was sporadic and their numbers limited. Between 1927 and 1936 black Americans' interest in aviation grew and several black pilots achieved notoriety through their aeronautical exploits. After 1936, the number of black Americans involved in aviation expanded and a national black flying association was established. Moreover, black Americans began to question discriminatory practices that restricted their opportunities in the air. Thus when the federal government expanded its involvement in civil and military aviation on the eye of World War II, the stage was set for the emergence of a powerful pressure campaign to prohibit racial discrimination in federally-funded aviation training and open the all-white U.S. Army Air Corps to black Americans. Keywords: Negroes, Theses.


Descriptors :   *BLACKS(RACIAL GROUP) , WARFARE , UNITED STATES , FLIGHT TRAINING , THESES , FLIGHT , CIVIL AVIATION , EYE , DISCRIMINATION , AVIATION PERSONNEL , BLACK(COLOR) , CORPS LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , RACIAL DISCRIMINATION


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE