Bessie Coleman: 30 Fascinating Facts About America's First Black Female Aviator

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Bessie Coleman was a unique force in the aviation field in her day. She became the first of many things and impacted countless lives — and she still does now through the ongoing legacy of her bravery. She wasn't just a pretty face and aviator. She was an activist, a pioneer and a hero. Let these 30 interesting facts about Bessie Coleman inspire you.