The First African-American Aviatrix In The World | Episode 47

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Bessie Coleman was the first African-American in the world to earn an international civilian pilot's license. She had to go to France to do it, because no one in the US would teach her. When she came back to the states, she became a barnstormer - a pilot who performed death-defying stunts in the air. She traveled the country lecturing on aviation and performing shows, all with the goal of earning enough money to buy her own plane and open her own flight school. While Bessie didn't live long enough to fulfill her dream of opening a school, she inspired many people who worked hard to make that dream a reality. She is a legend, period, and one seriously good witch.

NTRO - 10:05 | Hannah tells the micro-story of Madame C.J. Walker’s mansion in upstate New York and how it is currently being renovated for something exciting!

11:35 - 42:00 | Hannah tells us the heart rending story of the first African-American aviatrix in the world, and the first African-American ever to hold a civilian pilot’s license.

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