Bessie's Early Years

Bessie's early years title card Bessie Coleman.  Black Heritage Stamp Series.

This image is part of the commemorative stamp packet created to celebrate Bessie Coleman issued on April 27, 1995. The original commemorative materials can be found on Digital Commons in the Rodney Lawrence Hurst, Sr. Stamp Collection. 

Bessie's Early Life Information Card Excerpt from the book Queen Bess: Daredevil Aviator

Excerpt from the book Queen Bess: Daredevil Aviator by Doris L. Rich, published in 1993.  

An Aerial Frolic

Advertising flyer for Bessie Coleman flight. The advertising card describes the anticipated enjoyment spectators would feel watching “an aerial frolic” performed by Bessie Coleman. This card can be found in the Eartha M.M. White Collection. Colored Woman Will Fly in Jax.  Parachute jump to be made under auspices of Negro Welfare League

An article from the Jacksonville Journal.  April 29, 1926

Jenny Plane