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Bessie Coleman

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Birthday
26, 1892
Birthplace
Atlanta, GA
DEATH DATE
Apr 30, 1926 (34)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
26, 1892
Birthplace
Atlanta, GA
DEATH DATE
Apr 30, 1926 (34)

About

First African-American female pilot and first African-American recipient of an international pilot's license. She was popularly known as Queen Bess and Brave Bessie and planned to start a school for African-American fliers.

Before Fame

She attended Langston University.

Trivia

She received her pilot's license from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in France. She died in a plane crash in 1926. 

Family Life

She grew up with twelve siblings.

Associated With

She was inspired by fellow female aviator Amelia Earhart.