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.
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.
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.
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 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
“ 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,.