John C. Robinson, the Father of the Tuskegee Airmen, poses with a 1928 Alexander Eaglerock at the Waukegan Illinois flight school, Lake County Airways, in 1929. Robinson was a pioneering aviator and activist who went on to form the renowned aviation school for Black pilots at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Pilots like Robinson, who faced racism, hostility, and other incredible challenges, contributed enormously to aviation history, and Black History Month is a great time to start learning more about their stories.
This beautiful large-format negative scan was donated to the Kelch Aviation Museum by Pat Sparling; we believe it is otherwise unpublished. #BlackHistoryMonth#POCpilot#TuskegeeAirmen#blackpilot
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