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Coleman, Bessie 1892-1926

Works: 70 works in 141 publications in 9 languages and 12,905 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Documentary films  Biographical films  Historical films 
Classifications: TL545, 629.13092
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Flyers in search of a dream( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents America's pioneering black aviators who overcame social pressures to gain the right to fly. Includes Bessie Coleman, the first black pilot to receive a license; William J. Powell, Sr. who organized the Bessie Coleman Aero Club to promote airmindedness in the black community; Herbert Julian, one of the first licensed black pilots who pursued a career as showman and promoter of black aviation; and James Herman Banning, the first black pilot to successfully complete a transcontinental flight in 1932. Contains rare archival footage, photographs and dramatic vignettes
[Bessie Coleman]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Excerpts from Smithsonian Celebration, CNN programs and U.S. Postal Service promotion to coincide with issuance of postage stamp honoring the first African-American female pilot, Bessie Coleman
A Dream to fly (one woman play)( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madeline McCray, in a one woman play, portrays the first African-American woman pilot to be licensed. On April 30, 1926, at age 34, Bessie Coleman fell to her death from a plane on a practice flight. The events of this play all take place in her mind as she plummets over 2000 feet to the earth
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.16 (from 0.09 for Fly high! ... to 1.00 for A Dream to ...)

Alternative Names
Coleman, Bessie, 1896-1926

Fly high! : the story of Bessie ColemanNobody owns the sky : the story of "brave Bessie" ColemanQueen Bess : daredevil aviatorUp in the air : the story of Bessie ColemanFly, Bessie, flyBessie Coleman : first black woman pilotMei you ren yong you tian = Nobody owns the skyBrave Bessie : flying free