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The Daredevil Aviatrix That History Forgot

The Daredevil Aviatrix That History ForgotBessie Coleman wanted more out of life. Her parents were sharecroppers in rural Texas, and she had spent her childhood picking cotton and doing laundry for white people. It was 1915. Opportunities were scarce for African Americans—let alone women of color. If Coleman wanted more, she realized, she had to go north. She moved to Chicago as part of the Great Migration and took a job at a barbershop. In her free time, Coleman began to read about flying. She read about Harriet Quimby, the first American woman to earn a pilot’s license. She learned of the European women who served as combat pilots during World War I. Inspired by their stories, Coleman resolved to become an aviator. She applied to every flying school in the United States, but, because of widespread race and gender discrimination, she was rejected from all of them. Coleman refused…


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Small plane explosion kills 8 in Philippines, including 1 Canadian

Small plane explosion kills 8 in Philippines, including 1 CanadianA medical evacuation plane exploded in a ball of flames during takeoff on Sunday in the Philippine capital, killing all eight passengers and crew on board, officials said. One of them was a Canadian. ….. Read More.CBC News – General World News | World News & EventsSun, March 29, 20209 hours ago


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Lion Air plane explosion kills eight in Philippines

Lion Air plane explosion kills eight in PhilippinesA medical evacuation plane exploded in a ball of flames during takeoff on Sunday in the Philippine capital, killing all eight passengers and crew on board, officials said. The plane was bound from Manila to Haneda, Japan, and burst into flames at the end of the runway. ….. Read More.CBC News – General World News | World News & EventsSun, March 29, 20209 hours ago


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Lion Air plane explosion kills 8 in Philippines, including 1 Canadian

Lion Air plane explosion kills 8 in Philippines, including 1 CanadianA medical evacuation plane exploded in a ball of flames during takeoff on Sunday in the Philippine capital, killing all eight passengers and crew on board, officials said. One of them was a Canadian. ….. Read More.CBC News – General World News | World News & EventsSun, March 29, 20209 hours ago


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Lion Air plane explosion kills eight in Philippines, including 1 Canadian

Lion Air plane explosion kills eight in Philippines, including 1 CanadianA medical evacuation plane exploded in a ball of flames during takeoff on Sunday in the Philippine capital, killing all eight passengers and crew on board, officials said. One of them was a Canadian. ….. Read More.CBC News – General World News | World News & EventsSun, March 29, 20209 hours ago


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