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Harriet Quimby (May 11, 1875 – July 1, 1912) was an early American aviator and a movie screenwriter. In 1911, she was awarded a U.S. pilot's certificate by the Aero Club of America, becoming the first woman to gain a pilot's license in the United States. In 1912, she became the first woman to fly across the English Channel.

Harriet Quimby Harriet Quimby (May 1875 – July was an early American aviator and a movie screenwriter. 1912 she fly cross E channel

Matilde Moisant was the second woman in the United States to receive a pilot's license. Moisant learned to fly at her brother Albert's Moisant Aviation School on Long Island, along with aviator Harriet Quimby, and earned her license on August 13, 1911.

Matilde Moisant, was the second woman in the United States to receive a pilot's license. She flew in aviation meets throughout the US and Mexico until the early spring of Pictured here, wearing a (pre-WWII) swastika brooch as a good luck charm.

Bessie Coleman was the first African American Woman to fly an airplane in the year 1922. She was also the first black women to earn a pilot license. She was denied in the U.S and felt that it was her priority to follow her dreams. So she taught herself French, moved to France and got her license there where she learned different styles to flying. Including stunt flying, parachuting, and even aerial tricks.  http://www.biography.com/people/bessie-coleman-36928

A Black History Moment Bessie Coleman Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African-American descent to hold an international pilot license.

Dr. Eliza Ann Grier was the first Black American woman licensed to practice medicine in Georgia.

Elizabeth Ann Grier, the first African-American woman licensed to practice medicine in Georgia. She was an emancipated slave who alternated every year of her medical education with a year of picking cotton in order to pay for her training.

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Pilot of the U.S. Women’s Air Force Service by Peter Stackpole, 1943

“A pilot of the U. Women’s Air Force Service at Avenger Field, Texas, in by Peter Stackpole (via LIFE) Happy Women's History Month!

Juliette Gordon Low, on founding the Girl Scouts: "Come right over! I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!"

Juliette Gordon Low Low was the founder of Girl Scouts of the U.A, with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting Movement.

Pioneer aviatrix Mary “Mae” Haizlip - WP lists her as 7th in: "The first Women’s Air Derby during the 1929 National Air Races, commonly known as the “Powder Puff Derby”, was the first official women-only air race in the United States. Nineteen pilots took off from Santa Monica, California, on August 18, 1929 (another left the next day). Fifteen made it to Cleveland, Ohio, nine days later"

Pioneer aviatrix Mary “Mae” Haizlip - WP lists her as in: "The first Women’s…

Containing vintage footage, WORLD WAR II HOMEFRONT is a fascinating documentary about the roles women played on American soil during wartime.

Containing vintage footage, WORLD WAR II HOMEFRONT is a fascinating documentary about the roles women played on American soil during wartime.

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10 Primary Source Lessons for American History Teachers and U.S. History Teachers. Links to awesome primary source docs to read with your students. Close reading time!

10 Primary Source Lessons Every American History Teacher Should Teach

10 Primary Source Lessons for American History Teachers and U. Links to awesome primary source docs to read with your students. Primary sources are an excellent way to learn about history. These lessons focus on so

Amy Johnson, English aviator 1903-1941 One of the first women to gain a pilot's licence, Johnson won fame when she flew solo from Britain to Australia in 1930. Her dangerous flight took 17 days. Later she flew solo to India and Japan and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic East to West, she volunteered to  fly for The Women's Auxiialry Air Force in WW2, but her plane was shot down over the River Thames and she was killed

Amy Johnson, English aviator One of the first women to gain a pilot's licence, Johnson won fame when she flew solo from Britain to Australia in Her dangerous flight took 17 days. Later she flew solo to India and Japan and became the first

Jackie Cochran with her record-setting Northrop T-38A-30-NO Talon, 60-0551, at Edwards Air Force Base, 1961. (U.S. Air Force)

“ During her aviation career, from the through the Jacqueline Cochran set more speed and altitude records than any contemporary pilot, male or female, and was the first woman to break the sound barrier. During World War II,.