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SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (21)...........Free at last, behind a fence

SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (21)...........Free at last, behind a fence

"Born in 1892, the beautiful, tough, determined and incredibly inspirational, professional aviator Bessie "Queen Bess" Coleman was the first African American (in the world) to attain a pilot's license. At age 30, she was considered "the world's greatest woman flyer." Her tragic death at only 34 ended a fierce and brilliant career."

"Born in 1892, the beautiful, tough, determined and incredibly inspirational, professional aviator Bessie "Queen Bess" Coleman was the first African American (in the world) to attain a pilot's license. At age 30, she was considered "the world's greatest woman flyer." Her tragic death at only 34 ended a fierce and brilliant career."

Dorothy Counts, the first African American girl to attend an all-white school school, being taunted by her peers. This girl's strength ... I can't begin to imagine.

Dorothy Counts, the first African American girl to attend an all-white school school, being taunted by her peers. This girl's strength ... I can't begin to imagine.

Willa Brown Chappell , born in 1906 . In 1938 , she became the first woman African American pilot licensed in the united states and in 1943 , the first African American Woman to possess a commercial pilot and mechanic's licence

Willa Brown Chappell , born in 1906 . In 1938 , she became the first woman African American pilot licensed in the united states and in 1943 , the first African American Woman to possess a commercial pilot and mechanic's licence

Jewel S. LaFontant - She was the first African American woman to serve as assistant U.S. attorney and the first African American woman to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jewel S. LaFontant - She was the first African American woman to serve as assistant U.S. attorney and the first African American woman to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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