Tag: Black History Month
Destinations / North AmericaFeb 3, 2018
“Green” Lighting a Moving Road Trip through the South
Before the Civil Rights movement in the mid-20th century, the African American middle class was growing and many families were able to purchase automobiles and plan vacations. However, Jim Crow laws were still in force in many parts of the country, and black travelers, including famed athletes, actors and businessmen, could face denial of access to restaurants, gas stations and hotels (or worse) if they weren't in the know about which businesses would accommodate them.
United Airlines Celebrates its First Class of United Aviate Graduates
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Age Specific / TeensFeb 1, 2018
Learning About Black History in Atlanta
Black History Month is a good time to reflect on the Civil Rights Movement and its leaders, so we visited several sites in Atlanta related to Martin Luther King, Jr., and civil rights. We found things at all these that spoke to children of various ages, but particularly to teens. And the experience led to some interesting conversations, especially after we visited the Center for Civil and Human Rights.