On this day in 1926, Bessie Coleman was killed during a practice flight. Coleman was the first African American woman to earn a pilots license. While she never realized her dream of opening a flying school for African Americans, she continues to inspire pilots today.

RT @airandspace: On this day in 1926, Bessie Coleman was killed during a practice flight. Coleman was the first African American woman to earn a pilot’s license. While she never realized her dream of opening a flying school for African Americans, she continues to inspire pilots today. https://t.co/T7iVpO3POy