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Pioneer pilot was Ellis County native: Bessie Coleman remembered 90 years after her death

Readers are aware February is designated Black History Month but some may not realize that a major African American figure in the history of aviation came from Ellis County. This year marks the 90th anniversary of pioneering aviatrix Bessie Coleman’s death in a Florida plane crash, but her legacy endures far beyond the state of her birth.

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