Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman Bessie Coleman, 1892 – 1926, was a legendary aviation pioneer of mixed African and Native-American ancestry. Due to racial restrictions in the United States at that time, Coleman traveled to France where she learned French and received an international...
TUSKEGEE AIRMEN PASS “THE TEST”

TUSKEGEE AIRMEN PASS “THE TEST”

TUSKEGEE AIRMEN PASS “THE TEST” The 99th Fighter Squadron Commander Major George “Spanky” Roberts reads a telegram of Congratulations” from General John Hawkins to eight Tuskegee Airmen pilots. During World War II, the battle for Anzio,...
Lt. Col. Howard Baugh and The Tuskegee Airmen

Lt. Col. Howard Baugh and The Tuskegee Airmen

Lt. Col. Howard Baugh and The Tuskegee Airmen   During WWII, Tuskegee Airmen Lt. Col Howard L. Baugh (1920 – 2008) was assigned to the 99th Fighter Squadron where he flew P-40 and P-51 aircraft. On January 27, 1944, he was part of a mission of 16 fighter...
Honor the Achievements of Black Artists

Honor the Achievements of Black Artists

Honor the Achievements of Black Artists Black artists have provided insight, conversation starters, entertainment, and influence on our culture.  Here we are highlighting a few familiar names. Tim Reid – Did you know he founded his own “Millennium Studios” for...
Bright Star Touring Theatre Presents Jackie Robinson

Bright Star Touring Theatre Presents Jackie Robinson

Bright Star Touring Theatre Presents:Jackie Robinson The Children’s Museum of Virginia is continuing with “Black History Now” programming by bringing Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company, to you! They are visiting us virtually...
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