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1920’s Bessie Coleman — The Sky’s The Limit

By March 6, 2024March 8th, 2024No Comments

January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926

Bessie Coleman—the fearless dreamer. Her  spirit danced in the clouds. Born into a world where dreams for a Black woman soared as high as a grounded sparrow, Bessie’s wings were never clipped. With Determination was her compass. Pursued the uncharted skies, aspiring to become the first African American female pilot.

In the roaring twenties, a time when prejudice cast its shadows, Bessie’s dreams took flight. Denied entry to aviation schools in the United States, she set her sights on France. Across the Atlantic, she conquered the skies, earning her pilot’s license in 1921.

Back on American soil, Brave Bess soared as a barnstormer. She captivated audiences with her daring aerial displays. Her courage painted a new narrative, challenging stereotypes and inspiring generations to reach for the stars. Bessie Coleman, the high-flying pioneer, continues to She dances on the winds of history, a beacon of resilience and possibility.