Marlon Green

#157352
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
6, 1929
Birthplace
Arkansas
Death Date
Jul 6, 2009 (80)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
6, 1929
Birthplace
Arkansas
Death Date
Jul 6, 2009 (80)

About

First African-American pilot to work for Continental Airlines.

Before Fame

He served as an Air Force captain and logged more than 3,000 hours of piloting multi-engine planes.

Trivia

He was initially passed over for a pilot position with Continental Airlines. After he discovered that five less-qualified, white applicants had been hired as pilots, he filed a lawsuit that eventually reached the Supreme Court.

Family Life

He was born in Arkansas and raised in Lansing, Michigan.

Associated With

He jokingly compared himself to Jackie Robinson when interviewed following the Supreme Court's historic decision on his Continental Airlines case.