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ISBN:1560984589
Author: Marjorie M. Kriz,Janet Harmon Bragg
ISBN13: 978-1560984580
Title: SOARING ABOVE SETBACKS (SMITHSONIAN HISTORY OF AVIATION AND SPACEFLIGHT SERIES)
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Language: English
Category: Ethnic and National
Publisher: Smithsonian (March 17, 1996)
Pages: 120

SOARING ABOVE SETBACKS (SMITHSONIAN HISTORY OF AVIATION AND SPACEFLIGHT SERIES) by Marjorie M. Kriz,Janet Harmon Bragg



Home All Categories History Books Black History Books SOARING ABOVE SETBACKS (Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series). ISBN13: 9781560984580. Soaring above Setbacks : The Autobiography of Janet Harmon Bragg, African American Aviator. The book is neither difficult nor long (112 pages), and Ms. Bragg's narration has an infectious upbeat tone. I recommend it as reading for young people, especially young people of color, who are just beginning to think about the possibilities that life may hold for them.

SOARING ABOVE SETBACKS (Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series) ) When Americans fell in love with aviation in the 1920s and 1930s, African American found their enthusiasm met with discrimination. Marjorie Minsk Kriz, American Writer. Board of directors Milwaukee's Mitchell Gallery Flight Museum; Member Aviation Space Writers Association, Chicago Newspaper Reporters Association, Chicago Press Veterans Association (board directors), Society Midland Authors, Zeta Phi Eta. Background. Kriz, Marjorie Minsk was born on May 2, 1920 in Evanston, Illinois, United States.

Smithsonian history of aviation series. General Note: Includes index. Summary, et. When Americans fell in love with aviation in the 1920s and 1930s, African Americans found their enthusiasm met with discrimination. In 1920 the legendary Bessie Coleman was forced to travel to France to learn to fly because no American flight schools would accept her. Ten years later, Janet Harmon Bragg and other black students at Chicago's Aeronautical University fought exclusion by organizing a club that built its own airport in a nearby all-black community  . Download book Soaring above setbacks : the autobiography of Janet Harmon Bragg, African American aviator, as told to Marjorie M. Kriz.

By 1934 Bragg had earned her private pilot's license and bought her first plane. By 1942 she had become the first African American woman to earn a full commercial pilot's license. In Soaring above Setbacks, Janet Harmon Bragg recalls a life of multifaceted achievement, in which every obstacle was seen as a surmountable challenge. A 1929 graduate of Spelman College with a degree in nursing, she not only became a pioneering aviator but also a successful businesswoman, running two nursing homes on Chicago's South Side.

PUBLISHER NAME: Smithsonian Institution Press. PUBLISHER LOCATION: Washington DC. SERIES: Smithsonian history of aviation series. COLLECTION: Aviation Library. DESCRIPTION: xxi, 120 p. : ill. On December 17, 1903, human flight became a reality when Orville Wright piloted the Wright Flyer across a 120-foot course above the sands at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. That awe-inspiring twelve seconds of powered flight inaugurated a new era. The airplane quickly evolved as a means of transportation and a weapon of war.

Janet Harmon Bragg in her flight suit, c. 1930s, by unidentified photographer, Smithsonian Institution Archives, RU 9545, Still image from Video History Interview Session 1 Tape 1. Janet Harmon Bragg is one of the first female black aviators and the first to hold a commercial pilot’s license. Bragg continued to be active in aviation until her death April 11, 1993. Bragg’s autobiography, Soaring Above Setbacks: The Autobiography of Janet Harmon Bragg, African American Aviator, was published by the Smithsonian Institution Press in 1996.

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by Bragg, Janet Harmon, 1907-1993; Kriz, Marjorie M. Publication date 1996. Topics Bragg, Janet Harmon, 1907-1993, African American women air pilots. The first African American woman to earn a full commercial pilot's license, Janet Harmon Bragg led a life of multifaceted achievement. Not only a pioneering aviator but also a successful businesswomen, she owned and operated two nursing homes on Chicago's South Side for nearly three decades and traveled extensively in Africa".

The first African American woman pilot chronicles her struggles to overcome dual discrimination