The story of Jamaican-born, Miami-raised pilot and educator Barrington Irving (pictured) serves as a tangible reminder that young people, regardless of their station in life, can achieve heights far beyond their means. Irving stands as the first Black person to fly around the globe on a solo flight and also the youngest to ever achieve the feat. To add to his list, Irving is also the first Jamaican native to complete the legendary flight.
Irving’s journey began in the rough streets of Miami’s inner city, where he was surrounded by crime, poverty, and other obstacles that daily stunt the growth of young Black children nationwide and the world over.
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