Bessie Coleman

Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman 26 January 1892 (Atlanta, Texas) – 30 April 1926 (Jacksonville, Florida) Also known as “Queen Bess” Today is the 95th anniversary of Bessie Coleman’s death. Coleman was a trailblazing aviator who was the first Black woman and first Native-American to hold a pilot’s license and the first Black person and first Native-American […]

Willie Richards

20 September 1895 (Grace, Mississippi) – 24 January 1957 (Chicago) Wagoner in Company “B” of the 329th Labor Battalion which shipped out from Hoboken, NJ on 26 August 1918, Robert W. Kelsey, Company Commander Willie was one of the younger of seven children (of fourteen born) of John F. and Carrie Richards. The Richards had a […]

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