26 1 / 2013

“The air is the only place free from prejudices.” —Bessie Coleman


Born January 26, 1892: BESSIE COLEMAN (1892–1926), aviator and barnstormer; first African American licensed pilot.

“The air is the only place free from prejudices.” —Bessie Coleman

Born January 26, 1892: BESSIE COLEMAN (1892–1926), aviator and barnstormer; first African American licensed pilot.

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    She had to learn aviation in France, because at the time in the US no instructor would teach a black person (and a...
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