The Life of Bessie Coleman: First African-American Woman Pilot

Connie Plantz

Bessie Coleman was a trailblazer. As a young African-American woman in the 1920s, she faced numerous obstacles and discrimination. However, she never gave up on her dream to fly. Determined to become a pilot, Coleman taught herself French and traveled to France to attend flight school. She returned to the United States as the first African-American woman pilot and became a symbol of hope and inspiration for her community. Her courage and perseverance continue to inspire generations to pursue their dreams, no matter the obstacles they face. Her legacy will always hold a special place in aviation history.