Bessie Coleman, Us Aviation Pioneer Poster By Schomburg Centernew York Public Library


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Bessie Coleman, Us Aviation Pioneer by Schomburg Centernew York Public Library - 8.00" x 6.13"



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Bessie Coleman, Us Aviation Pioneer by Schomburg Centernew York Public Library

Bessie Coleman (1892-1926), US aviation pioneer (at right) in Berlin, Germany, with a Pathe News Reel cameraman and camera. Coleman, also known as Queen Bess, was the first African-American woman to become an airplane pilot. Because she was a woman and black, she was unable to train in the USA. Instead, she went to Paris, France, starting her pilot training in November 1920. In September 1921, she returned to the USA. She planned to open a flight school for African-Americans, but died in a plane crash with her mechanic William Wills as they prepared for an airshow. Photograph published in Souvenir of Negro Progress Chicago, 1779-1925 (1925).

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Science Photo Library was founded in 1981 by Michael Marten, one of the authors of "Worlds Within Worlds", a book exploring different ways to observe the universe - from electron micrographs, to images of earthrise taken from the Apollo spacecraft. When Marten started receiving requests for the beautiful images in the book, he had an idea of setting up Science Photo Library. Since then, Science Photo Library has continued to work alongside world acclaimed photographers and the leading science and medical experts to provide a central source of the best science and specialist imagery available. Although the collection started with scientific images, it has grown to encompass all aspects of science and their impact on everyday life.

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