In 1922 Bessie Coleman was the first black woman to earn a pilot's license. Because flying schools in the United States denied her entry, she taught herself French and moved to France, earning her license from France's well-known Caudron Brother's School of Aviation in just seven months.
She specialized in stunt flying and parachuting, earning a living barnstorming and performing aerial tricks. Today, she remains a pioneer of women in the field of aviation.
"The air is the only place free from prejudice..."
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