Bessie Coleman: The First African American Woman Pilot, Her Life and Legacy

Ask an Expert Live

February 21, 2018 | 12:30pm
Presented Online

In this week's Ask an Expert on Facebook Live, aeronautics curator Russ Lee will talk about Bessie Coleman’s struggle to become a pilot and her legacy of inspiring others to learn to fly.

Planning to attend in-person? Meet in the Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight gallery. 


Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. we will go live on the National Air and Space Museum Facebook page with an Ask an Expert talk. We’ll select a different aviation or space topic each week, and a Museum staff member will discuss the history, stories, or personalities related to a specific artifact or exhibition in the Museum. Tune in on Facebook Live each week to join the talk and ask our experts questions.

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