Born to a Native American
father and an African American mother, Bessie Coleman faced many
hardships during her childhood. After seeing some newsreels on aviation, she
became interested in becoming a pilot, but no U.S flight schools would accept
her because she was a black female. She saved enough money to go to France
where women could be pilots. In 1921, she became the first black woman in the
world to own a pilot's license.
Learn more about Bessie Coleman here: http://www.bessiecoleman.com