On June 27, the Pan Am Museum Foundation presented, Civil Rights, Race, & Gender Equity: Pan Am’s Diversity in Flight at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY. The Foundation hosted a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Christina Greer, Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University.
The panel featured Pan Am veterans, Dr. Sheila Nutt, Captain Perry Jones (via video feed), Bonnie Jones Moon, and Ed Moon. The program explored how racial diversity changed the airline industry through the stories of African American employees and was produced in collaboration with Dr. Sheila Nutt, a diversity, equity, and inclusion scholar and founder of The Pan Am Blackbirds.
This humanities event investigated how the Civil Rights Movement and the call for diversity and gender equity impacted the airline industry. After the panel spoke, there was a question and answer session that was interesting and informative.