African American history takes flight at Richmond Science Center | Spotlight


Bessie Coleman, Eugene Bullard, Cornelius Coffey and the Tuskegee Airmen all helped shape the course of African-American history in the United States, blazing a trail through the sky that led to integration and the civil rights movement.

They and others were also the subjects of “Still We Rise,” a presentation on the history of African-Americans in aviation at the James E. Richmond Science Center Saturday night.

The event was held to help honor the often-forgotten men and women who opened the skies to African-Americans in the U.S.

“Last year we took a break from doing a Black History Month program, and it really felt like something was missing,” said Richmond Director Monique Wilson. “So I…

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