Who was the first black person in the world to go airborne in an aircraft?
Surprisingly, google fails me in this so I don't think it falls under the closeable category of trivial trivia.
(I do not use the term "African American" because the answer might not be an American. I don't use "African" either because there are white Arab Africans. I suppose Sub-saharan African? But then there are black Africans on the north coast of Africa too. So I don't know what the term is that's both accurate and politically correct.)
Closest I've found so far:
Bessie Coleman was the first black woman to hold a civil pilot license, but I could not find a date for her very first airborne event, either as a passenger or pilot.
My question is about any such person to be airborne in an aircraft. Obviously this could be a passenger, not a pilot. Edit: and it could be an employee too. I don't know how the personnel was organized back then, but maybe some cargo handler went along with some flights.
BTW the definition I'm using for "aircraft" is any heavier-than-air thing flies via lift. So no hot-air balloons and no dirigibles. But rotary-aircraft and gliders are okay. I think they had experimental ones very early in aviation history.