Her Story: Willa B. Brown

Her Story: Willa B. Brown

Willa B. Brown (1906-1992) is an American legend; she was a lobbyist, aviator, teacher and civil rights activist.

Willa was the first African American woman in U.S. history to earn a mechanic license and a commercial pilot’s license. She was the first black officer of the Civil Air Patrol and co-founded the first black-owned and operated flight training academy in the United States. Willa went on to become the first African American woman to run for congress. She was a lifelong advocate for gender and racial equality in the military and in flight.


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