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The American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum Celebrates Black History Month

Photos of Sammy Davis, Jackie Robinson and Eartha Kitt stepping off American's planes will take visitors back to a bygone era.

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In recognition of Black History Month, the American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum is presenting a photographic exhibit that focuses on African-American cockpit and cabin crews who worked for American Airlines, as well as celebrities who flew as passengers. The exhibit will be on display throughout February.

Pioneers such as Dave Harris, the first black pilot to fly for a major airline, and Joan Dorsey, the first black flight attendant to be hired by a major airline, are highlighted. Photos of Sammy Davis, Jackie Robinson and Eartha Kitt stepping off American's planes will take visitors back to a bygone era.

The American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum is also proud to launch Double-Header Movie Saturdays. On Feb. 21 and 28, two videos about the Tuskegee Airmen will be shown in the museum's main theater. At 1:30 p.m. the HBO Pictures and Price Entertainment Production of The Tuskegee Airmen, starring Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Malcolm Jamal Warner, will play (PG-13, 106 minutes).

Then at 4 p.m., Nightfighters, the True Story of the 332nd Fighter Group will be shown. It is a 52-minute documentary produced by Xenon Pictures (not rated).

The photographic exhibit and presentations shown during Double-Header Movie Saturdays are included at no additional cost with admission. Museum members and employees of AMR Corporation are admitted to the museum for free. Non-member and non-employee admission fees are $4 for adults and $2 for seniors, students, and children. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit the museum's web site at www.crsmithmuseum.org for more information.

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