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January 26, 1892

“I refused to take no for an answer.” Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman  American Aviator was born.

Bessie Coleman was an American civil aviator. She was the first woman of African-American descent, and the first of Native American descent, to hold a pilot license. She achieved her international pilot license in 1921.

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Link to Photo Credit: Bessie Coleman

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