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Fly! Bessie! Fly!

June 21, 2016

In 1921 Bessie Coleman became the first African American woman to earn a pilot’s license. Never one to let other people define her limitations, she traveled to France to learn to fly when American flight schools refused her because of her race. In later years she shared her experiences with children, encouraging them with the words, “you too can fly.”

Funded project of the New Jersey Humanities Council.  The New Jersey Humanities Council is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Time: 6:30 pm

Contact: Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum Phone: (609) 886-8787
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum
500 Forrestal Road
Rio Grande, NJ 08242
United States
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