The Bessie Coleman Flying the Blues Blog takes a look at the life of pioneering aviatrix Bessie Coleman. She was admired for her death defying skills as an airshow barnstormer. Because of her race, Bessie had to go to France to receive flight training where she earn an international pilots license. Coleman died in 1926 in a plane crash in Jacksonville, FL on April 30th. Coleman's dream of opening a school inspired her followers to form the schools that trained the Tuskegee Airmen.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Frankfurt Germany has a Street Named in Bessie Coleman's Honor
Did you know that Frankfurt Germany has a street named in Bessie Coleman's honor near their Main airport. So does Chicago (Bessie Coleman Drive). The hotel below is on Bessie Coleman Street. There are no streets or anything named after her in Jacksonville, Florida (the place she made her last flight before falling to her death). It is time that someone spoke up about this omission.