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American Airlines Honors Its First African-American Pilot and Flight Attendant

WHAT: In celebration of Black History Month, American Airlines presents an evening with the first African-American pilot and flight attendant ever hired by the airline. They joined the airline in 1963 and 1964 respectively.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm

WHERE: American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum, 4601 Texas Highway 360 at FAA Road, Fort Worth, Texas

WHO: Captain Dave Harris, First African-American Pilot

Joan Dorsey, First African-American Flight Attendant

BACKGROUND: Captain Dave Harris and Joan Dorsey will share their experiences as the first African-American members of a legacy airline flight crew. Both will be available for interviews. Other speakers will include officers of American Airlines and American Eagle Airlines.

PHOTO AND VIDEO OPPORTUNITY: Photos and broadcast recording opportunities are available prior to and during the event. To make arrangements, please contact Teisha-Vonique Hood at 972-331-2661.

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