Bessie Coleman Aero Club; William Powell

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Title

Bessie Coleman Aero Club; William Powell

Subject

Black Wings

Description

William J. Powell (far right), a successful owner of several automobile service stations in Chicago, moved to Los Angeles to learn to fly. By the early 1930s Powell had organized the Bessie Coleman Aero Club to promote aviation awareness in the black community. Both men and women were welcome to apply. Powell became a talented visionary and promoter of black involvement in aviation.

Source

Smithsonian Institution

Date

1931

Rights

William J. Powell Collection, National Air and Space Museum Neg. ID #: 9A01548, Smithsonian Institution.

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Original Format

Photograph

Files

Collection

Citation

"Bessie Coleman Aero Club; William Powell," in Black Wings, Item #54, http://civilrights.si.edu/blackwings/items/show/54 (accessed April 29, 2017).