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Here is the brief but intense life of Bessie Coleman, America's first African American woman aviator. Born in 1892 in Atlanta, Texas, she became known as “Queen Bess,” a barnstormer and flying-circus performer who defied the strictures of race, sex, and society in pursuit of a dream.
|Publisher:||Smithsonian Institution Press|
|Sold by:||Penguin Random House Publisher Services|
|File size:||5 MB|
About the Author
Doris L. Rich has had a varied career as a reporter, writer, photographer, and teacher that has taken her all over the world, from Michigan to Guam, Korea, Shanghai, Bangladesh, and Africa. She is also the author of Amelia Earhart: A Biography (Smithsonian, 1996).