Meet Bessie Coleman, a Chicagoan til Chicago ends, and the first African American woman to become a licensed aviator.
She moved to the crib in 1916 when she was 23 and was a manicurist in the Whites Sox Park barber shop (Good Guys Wear Black). Intrigued by the WW1 pilot’s who shared their stories she decided, she wanted to fly. But, being a woman & black in the States it wasn’t gone happen.
Robert Abbot, founder of the Chicago Defender (that would be a good post too) convinced Bessie to follow her dream. She went to France and got busy!
How dope is that!?!? “Shoot for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud”. Ms. Coleman you’re dope and apart of our Black History!!!!