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Black History Lessons

Photo of Astronaut Leland Melvin in his uniform Astronaut Mae Jemison in suit
Pictured, from left, Bessie Coleman, Leland Melvin and Mae Jemison

Civil Air Patrol Lessons

A number of Civil Air Patrol lessons highlight the achievements of Black aviation and space pioneers. We have listed some below with links to each lesson.

Stories and achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen are found in a middle school school. (cover pictured).

CAP is connecting the past with the future by embracing and perpetuating the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen via this middle school book featuring some of these famed heroes. It is hoped that young people will be motivated to succeed after reading the inspirational personal and professional stories of this unique group of individuals. From pilots to aviation mechanics, the Tuskegee Airmen influenced our nation and the world. See a sample lesson on Gen. Chappie James HERE. The book is available in CAP's member portal, eServices/Aerospace Education/AE Downloads and Resources,. Find out more about the Tuskegee Airmen at Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. 

Check out CAP's Vintage Chappie James booklet!

Check out CAP AE's Diversity and Inclusion page



Examples of CAP Black History Lessons 

Pilot Bessie Coleman

Women in Aviation Volume I, Chapter 3

Pilot and CAP member Willa Brown

Women in Aviation Volume I, Chapter 9

Tuskegee Airmen

Tuskegee Airmen: Red Tail Honor with Pride(Sample lesson on General Daniel "Chappie" James)

NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson

Women in Aviation Volume II, Chapter 2

Astronaut Leland Melvin

Grade 6 Physical Fitness Lesson #5, From Football to Flight

Astronaut Mae Jemison

Women in Aviation Volume II, Chapter 8 


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