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Written by Miami Today on February 23, 2012
"Black Wings: African Americans in Aviation History" celebrates Black History Month with the invention of the airplane. For African Americans, flight opportunities were initially limited by racial discrimination. Learn about the African Americans who broke these barriers from the early pioneers and barnstormers through the Tuskegee airmen and Shuttle astronauts in this special presentation by Von Hardesty, author of "Black Wings: Courageous Stories of African Americans in Aviation and Space History." 3-4 p.m. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Free for museum members. $8 others. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.historymiami.org.