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Flyers : in search of a dream

Author: Philip HartTanya HartBarbara Barrow-MurrayVon HardestyLonnie G BunchAll authors
Publisher: [Virginia] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, [2009]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Few people know the intriguing stories of America's pioneering black aviators who overcame enormous social pressures in order to fly. In 1932, James Herman Banning, accompanied by mechanic Thomas C. Allen, was the first black pilot to successfully complete a transcontinental flight. American aviator Bessie Coleman was the first black pilot to receive a license that was only available to her in Europe. William J.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical television programs
Biography
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: James Herman Banning; Bessie Coleman; Hubert F Julian; James Herman Banning; Bessie Coleman; Hubert F Julian
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Hart; Tanya Hart; Barbara Barrow-Murray; Von Hardesty; Lonnie G Bunch; Marie Dickerson Coker; University of California, Los Angeles. Center for Afro-American Studies.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 0793670322 9780793670321
OCLC Number: 301989747
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Documentary.
Credits: Executive producer, Philip Hart, Raquel Ortiz/WGBH; camera, Tim Garraty ; editors, John Baynard, Carl O'Neal, Patricia Romero.
Performer(s): Host/narrator, Tanya Hart ; commentators, Von Hardesty, Lonnie Bunch, Marie Dickerson Coker, Arthur Freeman, Edna Gayle, Christopher Hart, Cornelius Coffey.
Event notes: Originally broadcast on PBS in 1988 and produced in 1986.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; full screen (1.33:1); Dolby Digital stereo.
Other Titles: Flyers, in search of a dream
Responsibility: producers, Philip Hart, Barbara Barrow-Murray, Tanya Hart ; wrtiers, Philip and Tanya Hart ; produced under the auspices of the UCLA Center for Afro-American Studies ; WGBH.

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Few people know the intriguing stories of America's pioneering black aviators who overcame enormous social pressures in order to fly. In 1932, James Herman Banning, accompanied by mechanic Thomas C. Allen, was the first black pilot to successfully complete a transcontinental flight. American aviator Bessie Coleman was the first black pilot to receive a license that was only available to her in Europe. William J. Powell, Sr. organized the Bessie Coleman Aero Club to promote airmindedness in the black community; and Hubert Julian was one of the first licensed pilots who pursued a controversial career as showman and promoter.

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