By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago is honoring the achievements of one historic woman whose dreams took flight more than 100 years ago.

Friday, a new display commemorating aviator Bessie Coleman was unveiled at O’Hare International Airport.

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Coleman was the first African American, Native American woman to earn her pilot’s license back in 1920.

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Born in Texas, she moved to Chicago at 23 and then to Paris to study Aviation.

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THanks to the DuSable Museum of African American History, the Chicago Department of Aviation was able to buid the display with a copy of Coleman’s license and other memorabilia.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff