Sunday, April 21, 2013
Bessie Coleman Honored, but Not in Jacksonville, Florida
Bessie Coleman has been honored in many cities and by the federal government. She has not been properly honored however in the city of her death - Jacksonville, Florida. www.Poli-Tainment.com.
Inscribed plaque honoring Bessie Coleman at the Paxon High School in Jacksonville, Florida
Bessie "Queen Bess" Coleman
The first African American Female Pilot, on April 29, 1926 visited the local schools in Jacksonville, FL to encourage young individuals to explore aviation. While rehearsing for her well-renowned aerobatics show held at Paxon Airfield, which today is Paxon School for Advanced Studies, a few miles away from the airfield her plane crashed. Bessie Coleman's last day was in Jacksonville Florida, on April 30, 1926.
This marker is in Waxahachie, Texas.
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