Black and Women’s History Moment 

Mildred Hemmons Carter. She was the first black female pilot in Alabama and is counted among the history-making Tuskegee Airmen, too. Her admission to the Advance Training pilot program was not possible. Female pilots were prohibited from flying in combat. But after becoming a licensed pilot in 1941, she felt she was well on her way to an aviation career. Mildred sought to join a new group of women pilots formed to ferry aircraft for the military, the WASP.  

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