Bessie Coleman: The First Female African American Pilot

When Bessie Coleman looked up to the skies, she saw her future. It didn’t matter that she was a black woman in a country where no one would teach her to fly.

She was determined to claim the skies for her own.

Watch this inspiring video to see how Bessie took charge of her own destiny, earned her wings, and became the first female, African American pilot.

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