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Flyers in Search of a Dream

Documents the adventures of early black aviators. Includes Bessie Coleman, the first Black pilot to be licensed; William J. Powell, Sr., an early promoter of airmindedness in the black community; Herbert Julian, who pursued a controversial career as showman and promoter of black aviation; and James Herman Banning, the first black pilot to successfully complete a transcontinental flight in 1932. 58 min.