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Black Wings

Premiere

Fri 5 May 8:10am - 9:15am PBS America
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Fri 5 May, 1:55pm - 3pm PBS America
Fri 5 May, 6:40pm - 7:50pm PBS America
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Summary

Documentary examining the stories of African-Americans who overcame racism to realise their aviation dreams by learning to fly. Among those featured is Bessie Coleman, who on discovering no one in the US willing to train a young black woman to fly, found a world-renowned flight school in France and earned her international pilots licence in 1921. She returned to America and eventually became a stunt pilot.

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