Celebrating the legacy of America’s first Black woman pilot Bessie Coleman with five quotes

Francis Akhalbey January 26, 2021
Photo Credit: National Air and Space Museum

“I knew we had no aviators, neither men nor women, and I knew the race needed to be represented along this most important line, so I thought it my duty to risk my life to learn aviation and to encourage flying among men and women of our race, who are so far behind the white race in this modern study.”

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