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A collector's item, a treat for the history buff. Jim Haskins' little known gem traces the history of aviation and the contributions of many African Americans to aviation and aerospace, from pioneer Eugene Bullard, from 1920s stunt aviator Bessie Coleman, to modern astronauts such as Dr. Mae Jemison.
Includes many photographs of superstars such as pioneers Eugene Bullard and Hubert Julian, daredevil stunt pilot Bessie Coleman, the Tuskegee Airmen, Willa Brown, Janet Waterford-Bragg, transcontinental aviators C. Albert Anderson and Dr. Albert E. Forsythe, General Benjamin O. Davis and son, space shuttle astronauts Guion Bluford, Ronald McNair, Frederick Gregory, Charles Bolden, Mae Jemison, and many other aviators, developers, flight instructors, and financiers, too many to list here.
Black Eagles offers a fascinating history of aviation, from the perspective of the African-American experience.
Highly recommended for anyone interested in US history, African-American history, and the history of aviation.