Spreading Good News (Post 506 – BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Capt. Louis Freeman)

The goal of Spreading Good News is for readers to:

GET INSPIRED and/or GET MOTIVATED and/or GET INFORMED and/or GET AWE-STRUCK and/or GET A BREAK FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS and to tell readers about our good, short books and our online store.

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CONSTANT QUOTE

 

 

IT’S BETTER TO DIE CHASING A DREAM NEVER CAUGHT THAN TO DIE NEVER HAVING CHASED THE DREAM.  ~ Joyce Fields

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YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO SET ANOTHER GOAL OR TO DREAM A NEW DREAM.  ~ Les Brown

 

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TODAY’S BLOG

We all should know more about the contributions that African-Americans have made in the fields of science and medicine, as well as art, music, the written word, sports, and just-everyday life.

In honor of “Black History Month,” I will be Spreading Good News with daily posts of informative, educational, entertaining pieces about Black History.

I hope you enjoy this piece!

Black History Month: Capt. Louis Freeman

~  Erica Taylor, the Tom Joyner Morning Show (January 31, 2012)

 
Captain Louis Freeman holds many African-American firsts, but he will go down in history as the first black chief pilot of any major airline in 1992. Capt. Freeman was hired by Southwest Airlines in 1980.

Capt. Freeman began making history in high school, when he and his brother were the first to integrate Woodrow Wilson High School in Austin, Texas. Upon graduation and after making more firsts in school and ROTC, Capt. Freeman enrolled in the Air Force and became the first black trainee to attend the U.S. Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training Program at Reese Air Force Base. Later, he became one of the first lieutenants to become an instructor pilot and supervisor of flying.

One of Freeman’s most remarkable flights was in 2005 when he and a volunteer team from Southwest Airlines transported Rosa Parks’ remains, family, and friends to three cities.

Capt. Freeman has been with Southwest Airlines for over 30 years. He was instrumental in kickstarting the company’s “Adopt-A-Pilot” Program in Washington, D.C., along with the U.S. Secretary of Education. The program targets students who are eager to learn about geography, science, aviation, mathematics, science, and technology.

Coincidentally, Capt. James Simons, Jr. was named United Airlines’ first African-American region chief pilot. Capt. Simons leads the Northeastern region.

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What’s YOUR take on this piece?

NOTE FROM JOYCEIf you enjoyed and/or learned from this blog, please leave a comment and send the link to others.  Thanks!!

If you’re interested in reading all about “My Breast Cancer Journey,” those posts start with post #334.

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~ Joyce Fields

 

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS FROM JOYCE FIELDS

Joyce is an author who has written seven books.  If you enjoy this blog, you will, undoubtedly, enjoy all her books.  Her sister, Anita, is also an author.

BE INSPIRED!  You can read about and order their books AND order merchandise from their online store at this link (or click the “BE INSPIRED!” button above):

https://lineofserenity.wordpress.com/get-more-inspiration/

Thanks for your interest AND support!!

Contact Joyce at goodshortbooks@yahoo.com.

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SOME OF JOYCE’S FAVORITE BLOGS

I visit these blogs and leave comments regularly.  I think you will enjoy them all!

http://www.lenasledgeblog.com  Books, reviews, give-aways, interviews.

http://living4bliss.com  Believing Life Is Set up for Success (BLISS)

http://goss-coaching.com/author/gosscoaching  A professional writer and wellness coach helping people connect thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and action to create optimal health and a vibrant life.

http://www.thebirkineffect.com  Musings of a “want it all” 21st century woman

http://www.thesweetsensations.com  A baking, entertainment, and lifestyle blog.  Fantastic recipes and food photography, too!

http://www.pennilessparenting.com  A rich life on minimum wage.  Plus fabulous, healthful recipes!

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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4 Responses to Spreading Good News (Post 506 – BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Capt. Louis Freeman)

  1. living4bliss says:

    Thank you for sharing another great African-American first. My dream is that one day we will not have to report firsts because people will be judged by their abilities and not their color. We are moving closer to that every day.

    Kudos to Southwest Airlines.

  2. As soon as I found this web site I went on reddit to share some of the love with them.

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