"It's when we forget ourselves that we accomplish tasks that are most likely to be remembered." - Bessie Coleman, First African - American Female Aviator #inspiration #vision #success
National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York, United States
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Bessie Coleman broke through the headwinds of racial prejudice as a barnstorming pilot at air shows in the 1920s. As a pilot, Coleman quickly established a benchmark for her race and gender. She toured the country performing aerobatics at air shows. Learn more about Coleman in the “Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery” at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. #BlackHistoryMonth
Bessie Coleman Honored, but Not in Jacksonville, Florida
Bessie Coleman has been honored in many cities and by the federal government. She has not been properly honored however in the city of her death - Jacksonville, Florida. www.Poli-Tainment.com. ________________________________________________ Inscribed plaque honoring Bessie Coleman at the Paxon High School in Jacksonville, Florida Bessie "Queen Bess" Coleman 1892-1926 The first African American Female Pilot, on April 29, 1926 visited the local schools in Jacksonville, FL to encourage young…
Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story of "Brave Bessie" Coleman
Stock up for Black History Month and Women's History Month!As a young black woman in the 1920s, Bessie Coleman's chances of becoming a pilot were slim. But she never let her dream die and became the first licensed African-American aviator. Reeve Lindbergh