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The First Female African American Pilot

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Bessie Coleman was born in 1892, before airplanes had been invented. 00:24

  2. Because American flight schools would not accept a black woman, Bessie Coleman traveled to France to earn her pilot license. 00:57

  3. In the 1920s, Bessie Coleman became a barnstormer and performed amazing aerial stunts. 01:54