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Coleman, Bessie 1892-1926

Works: 82 works in 140 publications in 3 languages and 11,886 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Music 
Classifications: TL521, 629.13092
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Flyers in search of a dream ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents America's pioneering black aviators who overcame social pressures to gain the right to fly. Includes Bessie Coleman, the first black pilot to receive a license; William J. Powell, Sr. who organized the Bessie Coleman Aero Club to promote airmindedness in the black community; Herbert Julian, one of the first licensed black pilots who pursued a career as showman and promoter of black aviation; and James Herman Banning, the first black pilot to successfully complete a transcontinental flight in 1932. Contains rare archival footage, photographs and dramatic vignettes
Riding on the district railway by George Le Brunn( )
1 edition published in 1894 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[Bessie Coleman] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Excerpts from Smithsonian Celebration, CNN programs and U.S. Postal Service promotion to coincide with issuance of postage stamp honoring the first African-American female pilot, Bessie Coleman
A Dream to fly (one woman play) ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Madeline McCray, in a one woman play, portrays the first African-American woman pilot to be licensed. On April 30, 1926, at age 34, Bessie Coleman fell to her death from a plane on a practice flight. The events of this play all take place in her mind as she plummets over 2000 feet to the earth
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Alternative Names
Coleman, Bessie, 1896-1926
English (66)
Gujarati (2)
Bengali (1)