Who was the first black woman to earn her aviation pilot licence? Bessie Coleman was the first black woman to earn her aviation pilot licence. In this book I will be talking about why Bessie Coleman is important to black history month and about her early life and adult life.
Bessie Coleman did many things in her early life. Bessie Coleman was born on January 26, 1892 in Atlanta, Texas. She was born to a family with 13 family members and her parents are Susan and George Coleman. When Bessie Coleman was two years old she moved to Waxahachie, Texas with her family. There her father built a three room house to live in with his family.
After they moved to Texas two more daughters were born and now there is 15 family members. In 1901 her father left the family. Her mother did her best to support the family when her dad left the family. When her mother and brothers worked on the fields she had to take care of her little sisters. In conclusion, Bessie Coleman did many things in her early life.
Bessie Coleman did many interesting things in her adult life. Bessie Coleman left to Oklahoma to attend to Langston University. When she moved to Chicago, Illinois, she went to go . In 1917, she married Claude Glenn, but she did not publicly acknowledge the marriage and the two soon separated after then she never got married again.
Bessie Coleman worked at her older brothers barber shop and she overheard people talking about plane school. Bessie wanted to become a pilot. Bessie Coleman went to go to France to take flying lessons at Federation Aeronautical Internationale. That is where Bessie Coleman got her licence.Then Bessie Coleman became the first black woman to earn a pilot's license. When she was doing a performance at Jacksonville, Florida she forgot to put on her seat bullet. Then the plane went flying, so Bessie went flying to her death. She died at the age of 34. In conclusion, Bessie Coleman did many interesting things in her adult life.
Why is Bessie Coleman important to black history month? Ever since Bessie was a little girl she wanted to fly a plane. Her dream came true. She was the first black woman to earn an aviation pilots license. Bessie was also the first black woman to get a international aviation license from the Federation Aeronautique Internationale.