Turbulence Before Takeoff: The Life & Times of Aviation Pioneer Marlon DeWitt Green

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Unbelievable as it seems today, prior to the mid-1960s no African American pilots flew for major U.S. Airlines.  It took the indomitable will of Air Force pilot Marlon Green, sacrifice from his family, the efforts of a tireless attorney, and a Supreme Court decision to end segregation in the nation's cockpits. Historian and author Flint Whitlock explores this compelling figure in modern aviation and civil rights history.