Bessie Coleman broke through the headwinds of racial prejudice as a barnstorming pilot at air shows in the 1920s.
As a pilot, Coleman quickly established a benchmark for her race and gender in the 1920s. She toured the country as a barnstormer, performing aerobatics at air shows.
Image Number: SI 88-7993
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