SYMHC Classics: Bessie Coleman, Daredevil Aviatrix


Bessie Coleman and her plane in 1922. Public domain

Today revisits an episode from Sarah and Deblina about Bessie Coleman, who dreamed of becoming a pilot. Because she was a black woman, no American flight schools would admit her. Despite the obstacles, Bessie managed to become the first African-American woman in the world to earn a pilot's license.

You can find the original episode here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/bessie-coleman-daredevil-aviatrix.htm

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics