EP. 69 Texans You Should Know: Bessie Coleman, Pilot & Pioneer

Born into poverty and raised in north central Texas, Bessie Coleman wanted to fly.  But in the early 20th century, nobody in the United States would teach a black woman to fly an airplane.  So Bessie Coleman learned a new language, traveled a world away, and realized her dream.  A pioneer pilot, Coleman came home and became famous.  She used her talent and her perseverance to show everyone what was possible.  Learn more about a true pioneer aviator in this episode of Wise About Texas.  

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5 comments on “EP. 69 Texans You Should Know: Bessie Coleman, Pilot & Pioneer

  1. John Holmlgreen says:

    Best podcast evrer. Have downloaded all of them. Pleasant listening and informative.

    1. Ken Wise says:

      Thank you! By the way, are you kin to any San Antonio/Uvalde Holmgreens?

  2. robin black says:

    Texas is rich in history. What an enjoyable conversation to tie family history “way back when” to our state’s history.

  3. Dennis Robson says:

    Love all of these podcasts. I started binge watch them while I drive. Taken me 6 weeks but I am now up to date. Keep it up Judge Wise!

  4. Jimmy Anderson says:

    I Love our Texas History.
    Thank you.

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