Bessie Coleman Rank
About Bessie Coleman
Determined as she was to become a pilot, not even the rule of denying flight school admissions to women, African-Americans and Native-Americans (all of which applied to her) in the United States could stop Bessie Coleman.
With help from entrepreneur Jesse Binga and publisher Robert Abbott (both black), she raised enough funds to pursue a pilot license in France.
In 1921, she received her international license, making her the first black person, African-American woman and Native-American to do so. She was also known for her participation in air shows.
She was the daughter of Cherokee descendant George Coleman and Susan Coleman, an African-American woman. She had twelve siblings.
She has been inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame, National Women’s Hall of Fame and the International Air & Space Hall of Fame.
She passed away at the age of 34 on April 30, 1926, when she was thrown out of a new plane she was testing.
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I decided blacks should not have to experience the difficulties I had faced, so I decided to open a flying school and teach other black women to fly.Bessie Coleman
F.A.Q. about Bessie Coleman
When is her birthday?
Bessie Coleman's birthday is on January 26, 1892.
In how many days is her birthday?
Bessie's birthday is in 93 days
How old was Bessie when she died?
She was 34 years old.
When did she die?
She died in April 30, 1926.
How old would she be today?
Bessie Coleman would be 129 years old if she was alive today.
Where was Bessie from?
She was born in Atlanta, Texas, U.S..
Bessie Coleman's Popularity
Bessie Coleman was a famous American pilot, who was born on January 26, 1892. As a person born on this date, Bessie Coleman is listed in our database as the 35th most popular celebrity for the day (January 26) and the 7th most popular for the year (1892).
People born on January 26 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. Bessie Coleman is the 726th most popular Aquarius.
Aside from information specific to Bessie Coleman's birthday, Bessie Coleman is the 6421st most famous American.
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