Queen Bess

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Bessie Coleman was the first African American to earn an international pilot's license. 

"Queen Bess is a valuable contribution to four kinds of history- of blacks, of women, of Chicago and of aviation...Bessie Coleman was a great trailblazer; single-handedly opening the frontier of aviation for blacks. The Tuskgee Airmen, the famous black fighter pilots of World War II, can trace their beginnings to her example."

                                                              - Henry Kisor, Chicago Sun-Times