Founded by Chauncey Spencer II, son of groundbreaking aviator Chauncey Spencer, the African Americans in Aviation Traveling Museum is the result of two decades of research conducted with the hope of preserving and sharing the history of black aviators in the U.S. More information about Spencer and the museum is available at ces-ii.com.
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Other than just driving an airplane, what contributions were made to “aviation”? Do we need to remember the nationalities, hair color, sex of everyone who ever soloed an airplane?
No Arthur we don’t need to remember the nationalities etc. of everyone who ever soloed an airplane, but we do well to celebrate the aviation achievements of a race which was originally brought to the shores of this continent to be nothing more than slave labor and treated as livestock.
Again , why celebrate soloing of an airplane as something supernatural or needing special attention some 70+ year after the fact? It’s not an aviation advancement.
My Irish ancestors were also brought to here against their will as slave labor and suffered “NINA” prejudice. We don’t need memorials to Irish people who soloed a plane either because it’s NOT an aviation advancement.
AJ Foyt wrote: why celebrate soloing of an airplane as something supernatural or needing special attention some 70+ year after the fact? It’s not an aviation advancement.
AJ, historical perspectives don’t have to be about advancements, nor do they necessarily have to be celebrations. They’re just there so we can acquaint ourselves with our history to better understand why things are the way they are today. If you’re not interested in a particular history, then take a pass on those exhibitions. But objecting to others remembering the past seems like an odd focus.
Paul, they says he was a “groundbreaking aviator”. I did not see anything that was groundbreaking for anyone of that era. Heck, Bob Hover also has to bust his but all week to get lessons.
All I can tell is someone wants to have a show about their particular family member. That’s fine, but just don’t call it “groundbreaking” unless it was.
Wasn’t able to check this out at OSH. To anyone who did check it out, just curious, was Neal Loving represented?
Chris K wrote: was Neal Loving represented?
I didn’t see the exhibit either, but Neal isn’t mentioned on their website.