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IPR is featuring some of the many Black American pioneers and landmark events to celebrate Black History Month. Born in Atlanta, Texas on January 26, 1892, Bessie Coleman was the first African American and Native American female pilot. Her mother, Susan Coleman, was an African American maid, and her father George Coleman was a sharecropper of mixed Native … Continue reading Pioneer Bessie Coleman (1892-1926)