The daughter of illiterate sharecroppers, Bessie Coleman dreamed of a life above the clouds. Her ambition led her to an aviation school in France, where she became the first black woman in the world to earn an international pilot's license. Her courage and determination remain a testament to anyone faced with seemingly impassable obstacles.
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In the 1920s, Bessie Coleman, one of the first Black women to earn a pilot’s license, transfixed audiences with her daredevil flying. We learn about Coleman from author and pilot Carole Hopson, a pioneer in her own right, who is among the few African American women to fly big commercial jets. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Bessie Coleman was a trailblazer of the Aviation industry. Before Amelia Earhart was a household name, Bessie was defying the odds as the first African American Woman to become a pilot, and then went on to be a stunt pilot. Bessie’s courage and determination to succeed saw her achieve greatness despite the racism and discrimination she faced to get there. Not only was she enormously successful, she was always looking out for her community and was inspired to do what she could to help the next ranks of African American pilots to take to the skies. She is an absolute legend and her story is nothing short of inspiring. If you would like to support the podcast – we are an independently produced show – please hit subscribe or follow and tell your friends! If you’re feeling particularly generous, a 5 star rating is always SO appreciated!
Overlooked No More: Bessie Coleman, Pioneering African-American Aviatrix https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/11/obituaries/bessie-coleman-overlooked.htmlBessie Coleman Proves the Haters Wrong - Drunk History https://www.cc.com/video/wqamjn/drunk-history-bessie-coleman-proves-the-haters-wrong-uncensoredBessie Coleman - National Women's History Museum https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/bessie-colemanBessie Coleman: Women in American History - Fly Girls (PBS)https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/flygirls-bessie-coleman/
The turn of the 20th century was an incredible time for aviation and in 1892, eleven years before the Wright Brothers’ famous flight, a pilot was born. Bessie Coleman, known as Queen Bess, was the first African American and the first Indigenous American to receive an international pilot’s license from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, two years before Amelia Earhart. Bared from American flight schools because of her sex and unable to find a pilot to give her lessons in the US due to her race, she left for flight school in France. Upon her return, she had an exciting career barnstorming, or stunt flying, wowing audiences with tailspins, parachute jumps, and walking along the wing of her plane while it was in flight. Her tragic death in 1926 came too soon, but her legacy still lives on. Come hear the inspirational life story of the unstoppable Queen Bess.
The story of Bessie Coleman. The badass aviator who was the first African American person and first Native American person to earn an International Pilot's License. She would not be told "You can't....." and she is a true inspiration.
Bessie Coleman looked to the skies to show people how high they could soar! Join us for a conversation about how "Queen Bess" turned her dream of becoming a pilot into reality. She forged a path where none existed and upheld her integrity and that of her community, showing us that we all can "amount to something."