Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African Americans in aviation history. She was the first woman to earn a pilots license.
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Harriet Tubman became famous as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent Born a slave on Maryland's eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings. In 1849 she fled slavery, despite a
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Women in the War Industry Amanda Smith, an African-American woman employed in the Long Beach Plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company. Between 1940 and approximately one million civilian African Americans entered the labor force; of them were female.