As you travel around the country during February, keep an eye out for celebrations and exhibitions in honor of Black History Month.
In Atlanta, for example, you don’t even need to leave the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport to see an impressive exhibit about Martin Luther King, Jr. that includes the permit from King’s march on Washington, the suit he wore to meet with President Lyndon Johnson, and the transistor radio he took to rallies and marches to monitor the news.
The exhibit is on Concourse E and online as well.
For other Black History exhibits and activities around the country, see the piece I put together for MSNBC.com.
After reading that article, the folks at American Airlines got in touch with me to point out some aviation trailblazers they’re especially proud of:
Captain Dave Harris, who in 1964 became the first African American to pilot a commercial jet, and Joan Dorsey who that same year became the first black woman to be a flight attendant for American Airlines.