Happy Birthday, Bessie Coleman: A Woman to Honor

Bessie Coleman was a woman to honor. She is noted as the First African-American Female Pilot. She was also the First Native American Female Pilot, as her father was born of both races. This girl born into a family of sharecroppers in Texas had dreams we can only imagine. When becoming a piloti n America in the early 1900s wasn't an option, she saved her money, learned French and moved to France to learn to fly. What an amazing thing!

Her life and death are interesting, but I'm not sure I'd share with kindergartners exactly how she died. (She fell out of a plane during a practice run for an air show.)

Enjoy this free 4 square about this amazing lady. Click the picture above or this link: Bessie Coleman 4 Square.

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