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The US Mint announced the next five women to be featured on the nation's quarters on Tuesday (April 5), among them is one Black and Native American woman who took flight and changed history forever. Bessie Coleman, the first Black woman pilot, will be featured on US quarters in 2023 as part of the American Women Quarters Program. Alongside Coleman are journalist–activist Jovita Idár, former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, ballerina Maria Tallchief, and hula teacher Edith Kanaka'ole. Coleman blazed trails in the early 1900s, after she was rejected from American aviation schools on the