Monday, April 14, 2014

Black Wings closes in 2 weeks

Bessie Coleman

This picture features Bessie Coleman in her JN-4 Curtiss Jenny biplane in 1923. Barred admittance to flying schools in the United States because of her race, she learned to speak French so she could attend flying schools there. She became the first African American woman in the world to receive her pilot’s license. Photo courtesy Wolf Aviation Fund
It's hard to believe, but Black Wings is going to close on SUNDAY APRIL 27!

We have been so busy around here lately, the time has just flown by.  It seems like just yesterday we were unpacking the crates, and soon we'll be packing them back up and shipping them off to Albuquerque.

The photo above of Bessie Coleman is one of my favorites in the exhibition.  I love her tenacity, and the lengths she traveled to fulfill her dreams!  Although my hurdles in life have not been nearly as great as hers, I can definitely appreciate what it means to face down those who stand in your way, and to go right on ahead and achieve your goals anyway!

If you haven't been to the Keller Gallery to see this exhibition, be sure you get here before it closes.  We are the only venue on the schedule in the state of Ohio, so it will never be closer to you than it is right now.

1 comment:

North Coast Craig said...

I had a wonderful experience yesterday afternoon at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum! The people I met at the library and museum were helpful and welcoming without exception, including the admissions office, the gift shop and the workers outside.

Having seen the movie Red Tails and having people close to me who were Tuskegee Airmen, I was overwhelmed with some of the details in the exhibit. It was also uplifting to learn more history about the women in aviation, including Bessie Coleman. I was fascinated by the cockpit perspective photos of the Challenger Space Shuttle and the P51 Mustang flown by Tuskegee Airmen.

Great job! I look forward to returning to see more of the museum.