This week in Black history

May 1996
Jet;5/6/96, Vol. 89 Issue 25, p19
Lists various events in Afro-American history. Bessie Coleman as the first licensed Black pilot in the United States in 1996; Gwendolyn Brooks as the first Black American winner of the Pulitzer Prize on May 1, 1950; Birth of Elijah J. McCoy, inventor and mechanical engineer, on May 2, 1843.


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