Bessie Coleman was the first African American to earn an international pilot's license. She dazzled crowds with her stunts at air shows and refused to be slowed by racism (a dislike or disrespect of a person based on their race). In , at the age of 23, Bessie Coleman went to Chicago to stay with her brother. All she wanted was a chance to “amount to something.” She became a beautician and worked as a manicurist in the barbershops of Chicago’s south side where she met Robert Abbott, the publisher of the Chicago Defender.
Facts about Bessie Coleman tell you about the American civil aviator. She was born on 26 January in Atlanta, Texas and passed away on 30 April There were 13 children in the family and she was the 10th child. Her father was George . Jan 22, · Bessie Coleman, byname of Elizabeth Coleman, (born January 26, , Atlanta, Texas, U.S.—died April 30, , Jacksonville, Florida), American aviator and a star of early aviation exhibitions and air shows.
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Adult Life In at the age of 23, Bessie moved to Chicago with her brother Walter. While she was living with her brother she decided that she wanted to be the first of her race to fly an airplane. But she had figured out that she had to go to France to realize her dream. Jan 24, · In , aviator Bessie Coleman became the first African American woman to stage a public flight in America. Her high-flying skills always wowed her audience. Who Was Bessie Coleman? Bessie Coleman.