Today in Black History: January 26, 1892 “The Birth of Bessie Coleman”

On today in 1892, Bessie Coleman was born Elizabeth Coleman in Atlanta, Texas. She was an America civil aviator. Coleman was the first African American female pilot and the first African American to own an international pilot license. She taught herself French and moved to France to get her license because aviation schools refused to teach her in the United States. Coleman specialized in stunt flying, parachuting, and earned a living barnstorming and performing aerial tricks.

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