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Remembering David Harris: First Black pilot for major airline

(WEAA) —David Harris, the first Black commercial pilot for a major airline, has passed away. He was 89.

"It's the greatest job in the world. I flew and flew and flew and was ready to fly more in my life," Harris told NPR in 2022. "I would have done it another 30 years had I not grown old."

Michael Cottman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Morgan State University professor, joins Dr. Kaye to discuss his book 'Segregated Sky,' which explores Harris's challenges and triumphs over racial barriers in aviation.

The conversation highlights Harris's career as a trailblazing African American pilot during the civil rights era, his experiences with racial discrimination at American Airlines, and his admiration for the Tuskegee airmen.

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Baltimore native, Micarie Kemp has always been passionate about working in the media.
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