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Friday, September 21, 2012

Bessie Coleman

Smithsonian Institution, Neg. ID #: 99-15416 used with permission
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On June 15, 1921 Bessie Coleman became the first African-American woman to earn a aviation pilot's license in the world - and the first African-American woman to earn an international aviation license from the Federation Aeronautique Internationale.
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