Bessie Coleman (1892-1926) was the first Black American female pilot ever.

Her mother was born a slave and could not read. Her father was a Black Choctaw Indian. Bessie was the tenth of 13 children (four died young). They had a house on their own little piece of land in Waxahachie, Texas.

Bessie Coleman (1892-1926) was the first Black American female pilot ever.

Her mother was born a slave and could not read. Her father was a Black Choctaw Indian. Bessie was the tenth of 13 children (four died young). They had a house on their own little piece of land in Waxahachie, Texas.