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Bessie Coleman – Aviation Pioneer

Our last event for Friday, February 15th, was “Dinner With a Slice of History” at the International Women’s Air and Space Museum (IWASM) at the Burke Lakefront Airport. In honor of Black Heritage Month, Ms. Gigi Coleman dazzled the audience with a one-woman-show about her great-aunt, the late Ms. Bessie Coleman who, in 1921, became the first African-American woman to obtain an international pilot’s license. Over the course of the presentation,

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