The Max Reddick Experience

On this date, June 15, in 1921, Bessie Coleman received the first pilot’s license issued to an African American, male or female, from the Federation Aeronautique Internationale. 

Coleman was a bravely independent and determined woman, who decided that learning to fly provided an exciting challenge. However, in the early years of the 20th century she had two strikes against her: her race and her gender. Unable to secure flight training in the United States, she went to France and earned her license.  [Continue reading biography.]

For further reading and research, see also the Bessie Coleman biography page.

On this date, June 15, in 1921, Bessie Coleman received the first pilot’s license issued to an African American, male or female, from the Federation Aeronautique Internationale.

Coleman was a bravely independent and determined woman, who decided that learning to fly provided an exciting challenge. However, in the early years of the 20th century she had two strikes against her: her race and her gender. Unable to secure flight training in the United States, she went to France and earned her license.  [Continue reading biography.]

For further reading and research, see also the Bessie Coleman biography page.

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