"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."
Nina Mae McKinney (June 13, 1913 - May 3, 1967) was an American Actress Dubbed “The Black Garbo”, she was one of the first African American film stars and was one of the first African-Americans to appear on British television
Actress Nina Mae McKinney, dubbed "The Black Garbo" in Europe, was one of the first African-American film stars in the United States and was one of the first African Americans to appear on British television.
Janet Harmon Waterford Bragg, 1932. Janet Bragg was a pioneer female African American pilot whose leadership in black pilot organizations in the 1930s created opportunities for others. She is seen here sitting on a fence at Harlem Airport, Chicago. SI-79-13664