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On Freedom's Wings Traveling Exhibition: James Herman Banning Comes Alive

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Promotion: Donate at least $100 for the chance to win a classroom visit from actor Jeantique Oriol and have James Herman Banning come alive at your school. Every $100 donated between December 23rd at 2pm ET and February 23rd at 11:59:59am ET is a chance to win. Click Here for the official contest rules. No purchase necessary.

Elementary Students on what James Herman Banning means to them 

We are designing and building a traveling exhibition, On Freedom's Wings, which features an unknown minority hero, James Herman Banning, who helped herald in the Golden Age of Flight. This exhibition will visit underserved urban and rural communities across the United States--and be set up in their schools, libraries and community centers.

Amir Tyson and Rayna inspired by James Herman Banning

For two months, each community will have the opportunity to learn about Banning and his incredible adventures as the first African American to fly across the United States of America. Why is this so important? In 1996, Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s NOAHS Center conducted an experiment. They asked several different Washington DC elementary schools to ask their 4th and 5th grade students to draw pictures of scientists. The students did. Every picture contained a white male--many with glasses and pocket protectors. Then the NOAHS Center sent in an African American male scientist as well as a female scientist to visit each classroom. Three weeks after the visit, the students were again asked to draw scientists. They drew scientists that looked like them--with clothes that they could see themselves wearing. Oftentimes, the clothes were the same as what Dr. Annie Donahue and Dr. Robert Davis were wearing at their visit. Each drawing reflected the children themselves. These children suddenly were able to envision themselves as scientists for they had role models.

Rayna on why we need minority heroes 

We want to inspire students to see themselves in James Herman Banning--aviator, explorer, writer, and leader. This program is designed to teach literature, history, math and science, but even more importantly, this program is designed to inspire. To kick off the Traveling Exhibition, Jeantique Oriol, (who plays in the award winning Black Angels Over Tuskegee) will visit selected schools as James Herman Banning. The students will meet “Banning” and be able to ask him questions about their life and times. Imagine “Banning” walking down the halls of Oklahoma schools in period correct clothing – staying in character as he interacts with students he meets along his way. Banning will come alive in the classrooms bringing a lasting impression to students and educators. Also, ‘Banning’  will host a Family Night--a family field trip where parents are invited to share in learning about his incredible flight. These will help bring parents, teachers, and community members together to experience the joy of ‘lifelong learning’.

Visit JHBanning.com to learn more.

 

 

 

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GREATEST STORIES NEVER TOLD INC

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