Airports celebrate Black History Month

Airports and airlines are celebrating Black History Month.

Here’s a selected round-up of some stories, art, and exhibits to look for when you’re traveling around this month.

If we missed yours, please let us know.

Updates added: February 15, 2022

SFO Museum Honors Tuskegee Airmen with exhibit

Through April 7, 2022, passengers visiting SFO’s Terminal 3 (Departures Level) will see a great exhibit of photographs featuring the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of primarily African American pilots and airmen who fought in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

(332nd Fighter Group pilots. March 1945 (L-R) Col. Benjamin O. Davis, Commanding Officer, and Edward C. Gleed, Group Operations Officer)
Crew chief Marcellus G. Smith of the 332nd Fighter Group works on a North American P-51D Mustang  March 1945 

The images of the 332nd in Ramitelli in March of 1945 are from the Library of Congress and were created by photographer Toni Frissell (1907-1988). She was a successful fashion photographer during the 1930s and early 40s and during World War II pursued more challenging assignments with the American Red Cross, the Women’s Army Corps, and the 332nd Fighter Group.

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