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The stories of African Americans in aviation history, previously untold and unknown, from one of the first black flight attendants.
The stories of African Americans in aviation history, previously untold and unknown, from one of the first black flight attendants.
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Help publish a new book about the Stars in the Sky, the flight attendants who integrated Delta Air Lines.  These pioneers witnessed the dramatic changes in the airline industry from the glamour days of the Mad Men era, when flying was a luxury limited to the few, the changes that feminism brought, the profound effects of deregulation and how flights became affordable to everybody, and finally how everything changed after 9/11.

My Goal:

I want to tell the untold stories of some pioneers in aviation that made historical contributions.  During a time when the world was in turmoil from the feminist and civil rights movements, we integrated the skies and became respected professionals.  The skies and the times were turbulent at times but we flourished with pride and dignity.

The Untold Stories:

"I had no idea that it was like that"

"Wow, weren't your scared?"

"People actually said things like that?"

This book will capture those stories, the atmosphere, the camaraderie, the tragedies, the laughter, and the history.  It mixes anecdotes and research to give you the whole story.

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Your contribution will help to cover the approximately $4,000 editing costs, book cover design, professional image scanning, printing and packaging.

For more information or to read material from the book, please visit www.theflygirl10.com or contact me at Casey@theflygirl10.com.  You can also go to my Facebook page at Casey Grant or follow me on Twitter @TheFlyGirl10.  Please feel free to listen to my podcast and ask questions on BlogTalkRadio on Wednesdays at 11:00 am central time.  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theflygirl10 The listener dial in number is 347-857-3609

Risks and challenges

So much Black American history has disappeared without being captured and so have so many woman's stories. This book will capture those stories and, I hope, inspire any reader to persevere in their dreams. I learned from pioneers and benefited from their struggles and hope to share their stories with adults and again with children.

If you want to help make sure that these stories get captured and made available, please participate and please spread the word to your family and friends.

How your money will be well appreciated and applied:

*Professional copy, editing, and design.
*Professional scanning for photographs and permissions for historic materials.
*Collateral, including thank you materials.
*Printing and packaging, including mailing your copies.

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    Thank you postcard, personalized autographed print copy of the book, along with Early Bird Package.

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    Personalized autographed copy to give to your public library (or anybody else) plus Early Bird Package listed above.

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    Three autographed books ( personalized at your request) and ten bookmarks, plus Early Bird Package listed above.

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    Five autographed books (personalized at your request) and ten bookmarks, plus Early Bird Package listed above.

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    Ten autographed books (personalized at your request) and ten bookmarks, plus all other thank-you gifts listed above, one personally designed Stars in the Sky "C-Shirt" telephone call to thank you in person, and, if you like a special appearance on my BlogTalkRadio The Fly Girl Show, plus Early Bird Package listed above.

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