Thursday, May 7, 2009

Black History Fact Of The Day

Bessie Coleman was the first licensed African American pilot in the world. According to Encyclopedia Britannica: "Discrimination thwarted Coleman's attempts to enter aviation schools in the United States. Undaunted, she learned French and at age 27 was accepted at the Caudron Brothers School of Aviation in Le Crotoy, France. Black philanthropists Robert Abbott, founder of the Chicago Defender, and Jesse Binga, a banker, assisted with her tuition."

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