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Bessie Colman

Bessie Coleman – American Aviator

Bessie Coleman was an American aviator. She was the first Native-American and African-American woman to earn a pilot license. Here are some facts that you may not know about her!

She was a manicurist at a barbershop, when she was younger

– She was most known for doing flying tricks, such as the “loop-the-loop” and making the shape of an 8 with her plane.

– Sadly, she passed away during a plane crash. Over 10,000 people came to mourn at her funeral

– In 1995, The United States Postal Service created a stamp after her.

If you have any more facts about “Queen Bess” please contact me.

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For more information on Bessie Coleman:

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Bessie-Coleman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bECNMdbq8ac

https://www.amazon.com/Bessie-Coleman-Legendary-African-Americans/dp/0766061183

https://www.amazon.com/Bessie-Coleman-First-African-American-Biographies/dp/0766015459

Hannah

Hannah

Founder, Smart Girl, Survivor, Champion of womens rights and kids rights

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