Pier 86, W. 46th Street and Twelfth Avenue
Manhattan, NY 10036
Description: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum introduces the new guided tour With Bravery and Distinction: The African American Journey in Sea, Air and Space.
The tour celebrates the accomplishments of African-Americans who were pioneers in the areas of sea, air, and space. Among the historical accounts that the tour shares with visitors are that of USS Intrepid's Gun Tub-10, the brave ship stewards who fought to save the Intrepid from a kamikaze attack; Jesse Brown, the Navy's first African-American combat pilot who lost his life during the Korean war; Navy officer Dick Turpin, an African-American Navy Diver who is credited with inventing the underwater cutting torch used at Pearl Harbor; Robert Lawrence, America's first African-American astronaut who in 1967 was part of the Gemini MOL(Mannned Orbital Laboratory) program; and many more.
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