Who was Bessie Coleman?
Bessie Coleman became the first black woman with a pilot's license. All her attempts to enter a flying school in the United States failed, her entry was denied every time she tried. But Bessie didn't give up: she decided to move to France to finally earn a license and taught herself French to do it. Only seven months later she succeeded and got her license from the well-known Caudron Brother's School of Aviation in France. Coleman earned her living by barnstorming and performing aerial tricks, also being good at parachuting. Bessie's wonderful flying perfomances always amazed her audience.