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Bessie Coleman – First Black Female Licensed Pilot

Bessie Coleman, January 26, 1892 in Atlanta, Texas, United States of America – April 30, 1926 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America. In honor of Black History Month in the U.S., let’s take a look at Bessie Coleman, the … Continue reading

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Willa Brown Chappell

You may know that Bessie Coleman was a pioneering African American aviatrix, but she wasn’t  the first African American woman to receive her pilot’s license in the U.S. Nope. That honor actually belongs to Willa Brown Chappell (photo above), who … Continue reading

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