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When she decided she wanted to learn to fly, Bessie Coleman traveled abroad to become the first African American female pilot.
During WWII, more than 1,000 women left homes and jobs and became the first females to fly for the U.S. military.
The triumphant former beautician won the cross-country race, completing the 2,042 miles from Los Angeles to Cleveland in record time.