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The Life of Bessie Coleman, the World’s First Black Aviatrix

March 19, 2019 / Pilot, History, Storytelling, First Black Aviatrix

Bessie Coleman is the world’s first black woman pilot, and her great-niece Gigi Coleman carries on the pilot’s legacy by performing her life story. Learn more about how Bessie Coleman’s bravery and persistence helped her make aviation history.

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