Thursday, July 11, 2013
City Council to Present Resolution Honoring Pioneer Aviatrix Bessie Coleman
A resolution honoring aviatrix pioneer Bessie Coleman will be presented by the Jacksonville City Council. We are asking that you come out and support this historical recognition. Bessie “Queen Bess” Coleman was the first Black female aviatrix. She received an international pilot’s license from France and learned to stunt fly in Germany. Bessie was flung from her airplane at 2,000 feet up on April 30, 1926 in Jacksonville, Florida - one day before an airshow she was to headline.
The information for this occasion is as follows:
DATE: Tuesday August 27, 2013
PLACE: Jacksonville City Council Chambers at 117 West Duval St., Suite 425
To have a seat reserved, please contact Opio Sokoni at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call or text him at 904-422-6078. To keep up with the latest on our efforts to properly honor Bessie Coleman (e.g., Statue at the Jacksonville, International Airport), go to the blog at http://bessiecolemanflyingtheblues.blogspot.com.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
- Poli-Tainment, Inc. is looking at different ideas on having a Bessie Coleman memorial statue placed at the Jacksonville International Airport in Florida. This is the city where Queen Bess, an aviatrix pioneer, fell 2,000 feet from her airplane - one day before an airshow she was to headline.
- We will begin a fundraising campaign to pay for the statue after we find the best artist and know the price.
- A life-size bronze art piece seems to be a top contender. We encourage anyone who has interest to present ideas. This project is not specific to the memorial city. All admirers in all countries are encouraged to submit ideas.
- All donor names will be a part of the memorial.
- We will continue to pursue ideas to honor Brave Bessie.