Melvin McNair hijacked a plane to escape racism in 1972 | USA TODAY

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Published on 30 Jul 2021, 1:00
Melvin McNair deals with the consequences of hijacking a plane to escape racism in America.
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In 1972, Melvin McNair made a radical decision that cost him his life in the United States. He never told his story to a US media outlet — until now.

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