05.05.2021

Wings of change: Long before United, Black pilots flew freely in American skies

Emory Conrad Malick was the first licensed Black pilot in the United States     | Emory Conrad Malick was the first licensed Black pilot in the United States | Photo Courtesy Malick Family Collection

Nearly 30 years before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the “I Have A Dream” speech from the nation’s capital, Army Lt. William Powell shared his own dream for America: one where Black people shed the shackles of racism and spread their wings to fly.

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