With the help of attorney Adam Clayton Powell, Banks opened a lawsuit against TWA, Mohawk Airlines and Capitol Airlines in 1957. The suit was dropped against TWA when they hired Ruth Carol Taylor in 1959. She was finally hired at Capital Airlines in 1960.
Victoria Vantoch tells her story and the plight of early flight attendants in the airline industry in the recent release entitled “The Jet Sex”.
In the video above, Patricia Banks talks about her struggle in suing the airlines.
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