Ruth Carol Taylor
Hired in December 1957, on February 11, 1958, Taylor was the flight attendant on a Mohawk Airlines flight from Ithaca to New York, the first time such a position had been held by an African American. She was let go within six months as a result of Mohawk's then-common marriage ban.
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- "AVIATION: Another First", Time magazine, January 6, 1958.
- Eric Adams, "In the Constituent Spotlight: Ms. Carol Taylor!" The New York State Senate, July 28, 2009.
- "Flight Attendants in Labor History", Femininity in Flight.
- Booneville Herald
- "The First African-American Flight Attendant in the United States", Airline Travel, February 12, 2010.