A Black History Month Special: All About the Pan Am Black Birds

Pan Am Black Bird photo slide show and short clips from the ABC show Pan Am

10 min.

Black Bird Panel Discussion

The Pan Am Black Birds are the African-American Stewardesses whose acclaimed beauty and electric personalities set the standard for career women in the 60's and 70's. These exuberant storytellers will shed fresh light on many aspects of their real-life and undoubtedly larger-than-life experiences.

Moderated by Lamonia Brown - Director of Programs, New York Women in Film & Television and President of The National Association of Market Developers



Dr. Sheila Nutt

A former Pan Am Stewardess, Dr. Nutt is the director of the upcoming documentary, The Black Birds of Pan Am. She is also the Director of Educational Outreach Programs, Office for Inclusion and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Nutt wrote her doctoral dissertation on flight attendants and occupational stress.


Edward E. Moon

Mr. Moon currently works as Command Duty Officer in the Transportation Security Operations Center (TSA). Originally from Miami, FL.  He is a former Air Force fighter pilot and was a Pilot for Pan Am from January 1967 to shutdown, and then flew for United until Nov. 2001.


Bonnie Jones Moon

She is a practicing attorney in Washington, DC and is originally from Philadelphia, PA and was a Stewardess for Pan Am between 1972 - 1989.


Alice Dear

She is an Africanist, businesswoman and former banker. Ambassador Alice Dear is President of A.M. Dear & Associates, a New York based business advisory boutique promoting private sector investment in Africa. She was appointed by President William J. Clinton as U.S. Executive Director of the African Development Bank, Africa's premier financial institution. Originally from Gary, Indiana, she joined Pan Am as a Stewardess in July 1969 after graduation from Howard University.

Stephanie Reynolds

She is a retired OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner, and is an ordained Baptist Minister. Currently active in the Clergy United for Community Empowerment, The United Missionary Baptist Assn., Borough of Queens Faith Based Cancer Task Force (NYCDOHMH).  She is the proud Mother of one Son Capt (USAF) Joseph Reynolds-Grant, space and missiles officer.  Stephanie worked for PAA from 1971-1985 as Stewardess, Flight Service Purser and Flight Instructor. She is from New York City.

Reception to follow co-presented by the National Association of Market Developers