Barbara Black’s work honors memory of Flight 93 victims

Barbara Black recently retired from her post chief of cultural resources at the Flight 93 National Memorial. She had worked as a curator and was asked to help at the site of the crash since people began leaving tributes to the 40 passengers and crew aboard the plane, writes  Mary Pickels in Trib Live.

Black was hired by the Flight 93 National Memorial in 2004, ultimately becoming their chief of cultural resources.

“‘There is a great satisfaction that we did it right, without overdoing it. It’s simple. It accommodates large crowds of people. But it also focuses on the crash site. The tributes are not as important as the 40 passengers and crew. That focus is still the primary reason why the memorial was built,’ Black said.”

“’It’s that story of what they did and what they chose to do that’s important. I hope that people feel we did that justice.'”

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