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American Airlines pays tribute to iconic African-American films

6 February 2014

American Airlines said it is celebrating Black History Month by paying tribute to timeless African-American films that shape our culture and enhance American cinema.

During the months of February and March, the airline´s in-flight entertainment will focus on African-American films, playing must-see movies such as “Lady Sings the Blues,” “Lee Daniels´ The Butler,” “Baggage Claim,” “Think Like a Man” and “12 Years A Slave.”

During Black History Month, American Way, the award-winning in-flight magazine of American Airlines, will feature Los Angeles Clippers All-Star point guard Chris Paul on its cover, as well as an article on entrepreneur Sheila Johnson, co-founder of BET turned sports team owner, and an article authored by a United Negro College Fund (UNCF) student.

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