Flying Hobos, Interactive play, Performance at Kent State University
In honor of African-American History Month and National Engineers Week, the College of Aeronautics and Engineering is hosting the Flying Hobosperformance at 3 p.m., February 20, at Kent State University’s Kiva Auditorium. The performance is free and open to the public.
James Herman Banning, the first African-American pilot to fly across the United States with mechanic Lamar Cheston. His story is coming to life at Kent State University. The public is invited to attend this Living History event—the interactive play, Flying Hobos. The play features characters playing Banning and co-pilot Thomas Cox Allen as they describe their historic flight .
The Living History event was created by the nonprofit organization Greatest Stories Never Told which was launched by two educators to inspire the youth of today with the stories of little known heroes from the past.
Jeantique Oriol (as James Herman Banning in period dress), Broadway Actor
Lamar Cheston (as Thomas Cox Allen in period dress), Broadway Actor
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Kent State University, Kiva Auditorium, Kent, Ohio 44242
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