Tag Archives: Chicago Defender Newspaper

LaGuardia Airport history: Bessie Coleman, the first African-American to fly airplanes

By Roz Hamlett, Portfolio Editor In the same year that Amelia Earhart took her first flying lesson – 1921 – Bessie Coleman received her pilot’s license, making her the first African-American licensed pilot in the world.  The following year, her … Continue reading

Posted in airport history, airports, aviation, aviation geeks, historic photographs, history, history buffs, history of aviation, LaGuardia Airport, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,