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First Black Woman Pilot Bessie Coleman To Be Honored On US Quarter

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First Black Woman Pilot Bessie Coleman To Be Honored On US Quarter

BY BRY’ONNA MENTION via https://www.essence.com/

AFFECTIONATELY KNOWN AS “BRAVE BESSIE,” COLEMAN SHE WAS INFAMOUS FOR HER DAREDEVIL FLYING TRICKS BEFORE HER DEATH IN 1926.

Last week, the United States Mint unveiled the five women who will appear on quarters in 2023 as part of the four-year series celebrating women’s contributions to American history. Next year’s diverse honorees include a former first lady, prima ballerina, journalist, composer, and pilot.

The U.S. Mint collaborated with groups including the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, National Women’s History Museum and Congressional Bipartisan Women’s Caucus to put together the recommendations. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has final approval of the honorees. 

2023 quarters include Jovita Idar, a Mexican American journalist and suffragist; Edith Kanaka’ole, an indigenous Hawaiian composer; Eleanor Roosevelt, longest serving first lady; Maria Tallchief, America’s first prima…

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