Black Wings


The Smithsonian provides an excellent Web site to celebrate early African-American aviators. Students will find thrilling tales of true courage concerning African-Americans and their "Quest for Equal Opportunity." Beginning with Bessie Coleman and the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, this site tracks the struggles of African-Americans to achieve their dreams to fly.


• Lesson Plans • Learning Exercises • Pictures and/or Illustrations • Biographical Information

• High School Middle School

Becky Moeggenberg