Bessie Coleman

Elizabeth Coleman (1892 - 1926)

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Elizabeth (Bessie) Coleman
Born in Atlanta, Texas, USAmap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
Sister of , , , and [private sister (1890s - 1960s)]
Died in Jacksonville, Florida, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Apr 2014
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Categories: Aviators.



  • First African American, male or female, to receive a pilot license from the FAI[1]
  • First woman of Native American descent to hold a pilot license[2]
  • First PERSON of African American and Native American descent to hold an international pilot license[2]
  • The first black female Aviator died in a crash in Jacksonville, Fla : She was 33.


Date: Jan 26 1892
Place: Texas


Date: Apr 30 1926
Place: Jacksonville Fla


  1. Wild, Chris. "Let Women Fly!" Remembering History's First Female Aviators". Mashable. N. p., 4 Mar 2015. Web. 31 Dec. 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wikipedia: Bessie Coleman

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