Elia Bernat

Elia Bernat

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For Women's History Month 2015, I posted daily biographies of women scientists. In case you couldn't tell by my Women in STEM jewelry series, I'm pretty obsesse

For Women& History Month I posted daily biographies of women scientists. In case you couldn& tell by my Women in STEM jewelry series, I& pretty obsesse

Bessie Coleman (1892-1926) was the first African-American woman to become a licensed airplane pilot. She persevered through discrimination and danger in order to fly in the early days of aviation. Like many aviators of the early 20th century, she made her living as a barnstormer, similar to today’s stunt pilots. People lined up to see “Queen Bess” or “Brave Bessie” in action.

Elizabeth Bessie Coleman (January 1892 April was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African American descent to hold an international pilot license black-history-facts