Black History Facts
February 4, 2019
Known as "Queen Bess", Bessie Coleman was the first African-American and Native American woman to hold a pilot license.
In 1921 she was also the first to earn an international pilot's license. She earned it in France because no flight school in American would give a license to a colored woman. Her objective was to expose her people to the world of aviation. She wanted to speak to people, specifically children to get them involved in the flight industry. Bessie Coleman was inducted into the National Avation Hall of Fame in 2006