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Bessie Coleman

Meet Bessie Coleman: The First African-American Female Pilot

Born on January 26, 1892, in Atlanta, Texas, Bessie Coleman was unaware of the barriers she would break for African-American women in her lifetime. Read More »

5 Things You Didn't Know About the First African-American Woman to Fly a Plane

Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman's name may not be widely known though she was a trailblazer in aviation for both her gender and race. Read More »