Aviator (1893 - 1926)

In 1922 she became the first African-American woman to be licensed as a pilot. She could not study to fly in the United States so she learned French in order to take flying lessons in Europe. She died tragically during a flying exhibition in 1926.

For further information see Black Wings, Von Hardesty, D. Pisano, published by the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institute Press, 1983.

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