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Willa Brown: An American Aviator

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Willa Beatrice Brown, the first African-American woman in the U.S. to be a licensed pilot, earned her license in 1937. She and her husband, Cornelius Coffey, founded a fully accredited flying school at Harlem Airfield, near Chicago. Despite her many accomplishments, few people have heard of Willa Brown. Tells her story and that of African-American aviation before World War II and also includes rare interviews.

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