BOOM! Studios: Lumberjanes
Amazing Women Interjections: Bessie Coleman

'Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman was the first black woman to earn a pilot's license. When flying schools in the United States denied her entry, she taught herself French and moved to France. In just seven months, she earned her license from France's well-known Caudron Brother's School of Aviation. Though she wanted to return to the United States to start a flying school for African Americans, it was not financially feasible. In order to make a living as a pilot, Coleman specialized in stunt flying and parachuting, and earned a living barnstorming and performing aerial tricks. In 1922, hers was the first public flight by an African-American woman in America. She remains a pioneer of women in the field of aviation.’ [1][2][3]

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    I finally got around to reading the first issue of Lumberjacks and “Oh My Bessie Coleman made me happy”.
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