Banned from Flight

12/23/1954

Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, an international singing sensation, faced discrimination when on tour. En route to a concert from Honolulu to Australia, Ella Fitzgerald was denied the right to board a Pan American flight, because she was African American. She filed this complaint against Pan American. Page 3 is shown.

National Archives - Northeast Region (New York City), Records from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


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