In partnership with the African American Museum of Philadelphia – the first institution built by a major U.S. city to house and interpret the life and work of African-Americans – Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) has presented an exhibition honoring 100 African-American History Makers of the 20th Century.
Today, more than a dozen of the individuals featured in the exhibition and their representatives joined Airport CEO Chellie Cameron, City Commerce Director Harold Epps, and Museum President and CEO Patricia Wilson-Aden in a special event celebrating the exhibition and the Museum’s 40th anniversary. Several members of Philadelphia City Council and the Airport Advisory Board were also in attendance.
Each of the 100 individuals featured in the exhibition has deep connections to Philadelphia.
“Philadelphia is a diverse city with a rich African-American history,” said Cameron. “The 100 individuals in this exhibition are an inspiration to everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, or socio-economic background. We are proud to partner with a treasured institution like the African American Museum to share this remarkable heritage with a worldwide audience.”
100 History Makers of the 20th Century is on display through July and is accessible to ticketed passengers on the walkway between Terminals E and F.