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First Black Woman Who Could Fly: Bessie Coleman

Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman was born on January 26, 1892, in Atlanta, Texas to Susan and George Coleman. Bessie was an American aviator and the first black woman to earn a pilot’s license. After graduating from school, she went to Oklahoma to attend the Oklahoma Colored Agricultural and Normal University which is now known as Langston University, where she completed only one term due to not having enough money. At 23, she moved to Chicago with her brothers and began listening […]

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