Bessie Coleman: Pioneering Black Woman Aviator John B. Holway

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Published: September 1st 2012

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Bessie Coleman: Pioneering Black Woman Aviator  by  John B. Holway

Bessie Coleman: Pioneering Black Woman Aviator by John B. Holway
September 1st 2012 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 28 pages | ISBN: | 7.21 Mb

She was the black Amelia Earhart.Back in the 1920s planes were made of wood and cloth held together with wire.And back then everyone knew blacks couldnt fly, and neither could women. But this spunky black woman from the cotton fields of Texas didMoreShe was the black Amelia Earhart.Back in the 1920s planes were made of wood and cloth held together with wire.And back then everyone knew blacks couldnt fly, and neither could women. But this spunky black woman from the cotton fields of Texas did loops above the Eiffel Tower, walked on wings above America, and jumped off planes to the oohs and gasps of crowds.Bessie could also do a mean Charleston on the dance floor while guys lined up on both sides of the Atlantic.

Her admirers included Frances top World War I ace, an African prince, a Florida millionaire, Chicagos top black newspaperman, and its top black gangster.She survived broken bones and some broken hearts. She was the first person, man or woman, to open the skies to black pilots. She helped open grandstands on the ground as well, refusing to perform unless everyone could buy a ticket.She inspired generations of flyers.

After years of neglect, she has at last been recognized as one of the leading figures in aviation, African-American, and women’s history.Tributes include a postage stamp, a street named for her at O’Hare airport, and her photo tucked into a spacesuit worn by the first black woman astronaut as she flew on the space shuttle.Coleman performed across the country as a barnstormer and daredevil until she was killed falling from a plane after a wrench fell into the gearbox.

Or was it put there? Who would want to kill this pretty, fearless, half-Cherokee, half-black daredevil? A bigot? A jealous lover?



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