Women made a Place for themselves in the Skies! – Part 3

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Black Americans were as disenfranchised as women early in this century. It’s no surprise that they too looked to the sky for freedom. The first black flyer was Eugene Bullard. He joined the French Foreign Legion in WW-I, then transfered to the French flying service. The second black American to fly was a woman, Bessie Coleman. She was born in …