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Bessie Coleman, African-American aviatrix, c. early 1920s
Kathryn Boyd’s female daredevil character in The Flying Ace (1926) was based on Coleman. You can read more about Bessie Coleman at the link above, and I very much like her quote: "The air is the only place free from prejudices."

Bessie Coleman, African-American aviatrix, c. early 1920s

Kathryn Boyd’s female daredevil character in The Flying Ace (1926) was based on Coleman. You can read more about Bessie Coleman at the link above, and I very much like her quote: "The air is the only place free from prejudices."

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