FLOR500, Garden 270 Bessie Coleman, Aviatrix (1892–1926) Determined to fly an airplane, Bessie Coleman, trained in France and Germany after being rejected by U.S. flight schools. After completing her training, she moved to Orlando and became known as the first black aviatrix and the first African American woman with a pilot license. She traveled and performed stunts. She planned to establish a flight training school for African Americans, but this dream was cut short with her untimely death when her aircraft malfunctioned.
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Bessie Coleman, Aviatrix

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Bessie Coleman, Aviatrix

(1892–1926)

Determined to fly an airplane, Bessie Coleman, trained in France and Germany after being rejected by U.S. flight schools. After completing her training, she moved to Orlando and became known as the first black aviatrix and the first African American woman with a pilot license. She traveled and performed stunts. She planned to establish a flight training school for African Americans, but this dream was cut short with her untimely death when her aircraft malfunctioned. 





 




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