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Civil Rights, Race, and Gender Equity: Pan Am’s Diversity in Flight

June 27, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


The Pan Am Museum is proud to present Civil Rights, Race, & Gender Equity: Pan Am’s Diversity in Flight, a free event with a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Christina Greer of Fordham University and featuring Pan Am veterans: Dr. Shelia Nutt (Harvard University, retired), Captain Perry Jones, Bonnie Jones-Moon, Esq., and Ed Moon.

This humanities event will be held on Monday, June 27, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT at the Pan Am Museum within the Cradle of Aviation center in Garden City, New York. This free event is made possible through a grant from Humanities New York and the National Endowment of the Humanities.

“We are most honored to shine a bright light on the topics of civil rights, race, and gender equity in the airlines because it is relevant now more than ever across industries today,” said Linda Freire, board chair of the Pan Am Museum Foundation.

“Civil Rights, Race, and Gender Equity: Pan Am’s Diversity in Flight” will explore how racial diversity changed the airlines, through the stories of African American employees. Produced in collaboration with Dr. Sheila Nutt, a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion scholar and founder of The Pan Am Blackbirds, this program will explore how the Civil Rights movement and the call for racial diversity and gender equity impacted the airline industry.

“Civil Rights, Race, and Gender Equity: Pan Am’s Diversity in Flight” is a humanities panel discussion that will be the first part in a series of programs and museum exhibits around the topic of cultural diversity, race, and gender equity within Pan American World Airways. The airline employed people of color from all over the world representing numerous nations and cultures throughout its 64-year history.

The program is free and will include a box lunch.

Registration is required:


June 27, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Pan Am Museum Foundation
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Pan Am Museum/Cradle of Aviation
1 Davis Ave
Garden City, NY 11530 United States
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