“Black Americans in Flight” mural rededicated at STL airport

This week, as part of its Black History Month celebration, Lambert-St.Louis International Airport re-dedicated a 51-foot mural titled “Black Americans in Flight,” which highlights the contributions of African Americans in aviation through the Space Age.

The recently restored mural was painted in 1990 by Solomon Thurman and the late Spencer Taylor and is in Lambert’s Terminal 1 Baggage Claim. Made up of four panels, the mural includes portraits of 75 individual and 18 aircraft and is one of the largest paintings honoring the Tuskegee Airmen. Both artists were McDonnell Douglas employees when the mural was commissioned

See the STL website for more details about “Black Americans in Flight.

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