Flying Story
  • Sep 2, 2021
  • 29:27 mins

Every now and then, someone comes along who redefines what we think is possible. One of those people is Bessie Coleman, the first African-American woman and first Native American to obtain a pilot’s license. She was also the first Black person to get an international pilot’s license, and she did all of this in the 1920s. She earned a list of honors as long as your arm as well as the popular names of Brave Bessie and Queen Bess. Although she has long since passed away, Bessie Coleman’s legacy lives on and continues to inspire pilots, the Africian-American and Native American communities, women, Americans, and humanity alike. Let your spirit soar to new heights with Bessie Coleman’s inspirational story as told by Charlotte Blake-Alston, here, on The Apple Seed! “Flying Story” by Charlotte Blake-Alston from the 2017 Timpanogos Storytelling Festival