Black History 365, Women’s History Month edition: Bessie Coleman

For Women’s History Month, I will be posting female Black Firsts on my AfrocentriquAZ blog. Check it out…

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Since there are so many facets of the history that people of African descent have made in this country, I’ve decided to continue my “Black History 365″ series from my poetry blog here on my AfrocentriqueAZ blog. I’ll be posting a new “First Black” every day this month and every Wednesday for the months after that.  In honor of WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH all March the articles will all be about first Black WOMEN… This week is Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman was the first female pilot of African American descent Bessie Coleman was the first female pilot of African American descent

From Wikipedia:

Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African-American descent to hold an international pilot license.

Coleman was born on January 26, 1892 in Atlanta, Texas, the tenth of thirteen children to sharecroppers George, who was part 

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