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Black History Month Profile: Willa Brown

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(WUSA) -- Willa Brown was the first African American woman to earn a commercial pilots license in 1937 along with her Master's degree from Northwestern University.

She was so enamored with flying she bought her own plane.

Brown also started a flying school in 1938, training about 200 African American pilots through 1945, including some of the Tuskegee Airmen.

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