Meet Ruth Taylor the first Black flight attendant in history

Meet Ruth Taylor the first Black flight attendant in history

- Ruth Taylor was the first flight attendant who was Black

- She became a flight attendant, a height that had always been a no-go-area for people of color

- Many others followed in her footsteps to become flight attendants

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Ruth Taylor, in a time of fierce racism when Blacks were not allowed to approach cockpits with the excuse that they were not supposed to be there, defied all odds to become the first flight attendant in history.

This happened in January of 1958 when Ruth was only 26 years of age and was employed by Mohawk Airlines.

Mohawk Airlines was operational around the Mid-Atlantic region at the time.

The courage of the likes of Ruth Taylor led to the influx of more and more African-Americans into similar heights that were hitherto reserved for Whites.

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Ruth's company was later bought by Allegheny Airlines in 1972.

Prior to that, another flight attendant followed the footsteps of Ruth in 1966 when she also climbed to that unfathomable height. Her name was Patricia Murphy who was employed by Delta Airlines.

Casey Grant was also recognized as another Black person who took that bold step to live her dreams.

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Meanwhile, the president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, recently boosted thousands of Ghanaian startups with huge sums of money to help them scale-up, make more returns, and create more jobs.

It is reported that the amount awarded to the 3,000 startups was a whopping GHC 30 million. Each startup has a period of 3 years to pay back the money with an interest rate of 10%.

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