Kimberley Lim, an accomplished broadcast journalist, interviews Bessie Coleman, the first woman of African American and Native American descent to become an aviator performing stunts in hugely popular airshows across the United States in the 1920’s.
Bessie was born in 1892 to a family of sharecroppers in Texas before moving to Chicago where she worked to raise money to realise her dream of becoming a pilot which she achieved by learning French and travelling to France where she trained at the Caudron Brothers' School of Aviation in Le Crotoy. She gained her International Aviators License in 1921 before returning to the United States to great acclaim due to her incredible bravery and skill.
Suitable for ages 15 upwards
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|John Paul Chapple
|27 September 2023
|26 minutes, 34 seconds
|48 kHz 128 Kbps CBR