BESSIE COLEMAN

“THE AIR IS THE ONLY PLACE FREE FROM PREJUDICE”

The first black female to gain a pilots license 15th June 1921. Coleman staged the first ever public flight by a black woman on Labor Day, September 3rd 1922.
She became a popular flier at aerial shows, though she refused to perform before segregated audiences in the South. Speaking at schools and churches, she encouraged blacks’ interest in aviation.