"Blacks In Aviation, Then and Now," a monthlong exhibit of the achievements of blacks in aviation, is now open at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
The exhibit, commemorating Black History Month, is sponsored by the Maryland Aviation Administration.
Among the people and events it honors are individuals from the Maryland area who have been influential in black aviation.
They include John W. Greene Jr., who in 1941 opened the first black-operated airport in the United States, in Prince George's County.
Greene wasalso the first licensed black aviation mechanic in the U.S.