Found 3 collections related to African American air pilots

Johnson, Jesse J., 1914-2006
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 200
9.4 linear feet (9 record cartons, 1 archival box)
An African American career soldier, Jesse J. Johnson authored eight books and several plays about the military service of black men and women in the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines from 1619 to the late 20th century. The Jesse J.... more
Smith, Ida Van, 1917-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 448
.2 linear feet
Ida Van Smith obtained her pilot's license at the age of fifty. A New York City school teacher, she sought to expose black children to a career in aviation, and in 1967 founded the Ida Van Smith Flight Clubs for children and adults. The flight... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | SC MG 567
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
The all-Black 99th Pursuit Squadron was created by the U.S. Army in 1941, with the proviso that the pilots would be strictly segregated. The airfield at Tuskegee, Alabama, was chosen as their training site, thus they became known as the Tuskegee... more