Bessie Coleman Earns Her Wings

It was on this day in 1922 that Bessie Coleman received her pilot's license. An American hero, and one we should all know a little more about.Bessie was born on this day, the 26th of January,1892, in Atlanta, Texas. Her parents were illiterate sharecroppers. Facing unimaginable obstacles she strove for excellence.Bessie was able to obtain some university education, but poverty prevented her from finishing. She became interested in flying. She also saw that while no flying school in the … [Read more...]