Scope and arrangement
Collection of documents relating to Patricia Banks and her groundbreaking legal case to become one of the first Black flight attendants. Collection includes newspaper clippings from 1957-1960, her flight attendant's certificate from Capital Airlines and a travel log. Also included is the transcript from her legal suit with the New York State Commission Against Discrimination against Capital Airlines. Along with a video about Banks from WNBC News Black History Month, 1997, are print outs of digital photographs and the program booklet from the Black Flight Attendants of America, Inc.'s annual convention in 1999 where she was honored.