Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman

An American Legacy

Bessie Coleman, a beautiful "fly" brown-skinned woman earned her pilot's license in 1921 in France, two years before her more famous contemporary, Amelia Earhart. Denied admission to American aviation schools because of her race and gender, she learned French and went to France. On June 15, 1921 she received her pilot's license from the highly respected Federation Aeronautique International, becoming the first American to earn this international pilot's license in France. See Full Biography

Nick Jr. Honors Bessie Coleman

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The Legacy Continues...

Captain Tadesse and First Officer Lugemwa from ExpressJet

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