The First African-American on the Pilot’s Cockpit: Bessie Coleman

BY WALTER OPINDE Born on 26th January, 1892, in Atlanta, Texas, Bessie Coleman grew to become the first African-American and the first female Native American to be licensed as a pilot. In February 1921, civil aviator Bessie Coleman hit historical records as the first black woman to stage a public flight within the entire American…

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