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First Female African American Pilot Texans Bessie Coleman


Bessie Coleman was the first African American female to receive a pilot’s license. Flying schools in the United States would not allow her into the flying program because she was black. She wouldn’t take no for an answer and set out to prove her skill as a stunt pilot. She taught herself French and moved to France to enter flying school. In 1921 she earned her international pilot’s license. On the eve of Black History Month the Texas native was honored this week. Google honored the aviation pioneer.

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