Willa Brown & The Challengers

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To read more or to purchase the paperback or Kindle edition, go to amazon.com. Acknowledgements This book is dedicated to Connie Gipson, who started me on this journey. Beginning as an interesting assignment to write and produce the documentary film, Willa […]

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Willa B. Brown

Willa Brown, age 16 years

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The Challengers Aero Club – Chapter 1

Friday after Thanksgiving 1928, Terre Haute, Indiana Willa Brown pushed open her parents’ front door and stepped out on the stoop. “It stopped snowing,” she called to everyone inside, her breath condensing in the frigid air. “Come on. We’ve got […]

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The Challengers Aero Club – Chapter 3

As attendants wheeled Willa into the Chappie Indiana County Hospital emergency room, her arms flailed, pushing the doctor and nurses away. They heard her repeat a slurred, “Aki, aki…” “What’s she saying?” asked the doctor. “Dun’t know,” the attendant shrugged. […]

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Janet Harmon

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Bessie Coleman Memorial Fly Over

  Harold Hurd left; Johnny Robinson, standing center left; Janet Harmon, center bottom. 1932 Bessie Coleman Memorial fly over. Harold Hurd Collection.

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Robbins Field – Storm Damage

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Club House

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Chauncey Spencer

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Lola Jones and Willa Brown

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