Léopoldine Doualla-Bell Smith: World’s First Black Flight Attendant

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At the tender age of 17, Léopoldine Doualla-Bell Smith took her first flight as the worlds first black flight attendant

Doualla-Bell Smith had no idea that first flight – as terrifying as it seemed – would mark the beginning of an illustrious aviation industry career that would ultimately span nearly five decades and earn the honorable distinction of being known as one of the world’s first black flight attendants.

In celebration of their 40th anniversary, the Black Flight Attendants of America recently honored Doualla-Bell Smith, 76, now retired in Denver, for her years of service at the Flight Path Museum at the Los Angeles International Airport.

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