Black Birds in the Sky: The Legacies of Bessie Coleman and Dr. Mae Jemison

  title={Black Birds in the Sky: The Legacies of Bessie Coleman and Dr. Mae Jemison},
  author={Kim Creasman},
  journal={The Journal of Negro History},
  pages={158 - 168}
  • Kim Creasman
  • Published 1 January 1997
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Negro History
I knew we had no aviators, neither men nor women, and I knew the Race needed to be represented along this most important line, so I thought it my duty to risk my life to learn aviation and to encourage flying among men and women of our Race who are so fax behind the white Race in this modern study.(1) Bessie Coleman, 1921 Since the development of science and technology, women, especially African-American women, have been, the most part, excluded. Science and technology has usually been… 
The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Socio-Economic Status in the Life of Bessie Coleman
  • Paul C. Cline
  • Sociology
    Collegiate Aviation Review International
  • 2019
Gender is everywhere and influences everything. Gender can often be a system of social control. It is the primary way society groups its inhabitants. That said, gender does not act in isolation.


Close-up: A New Star in the Galaxy
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  • 1992
Ladybirds: The Untold Story of Women Pilots in America. Mount Freedom 1991), 41. s Unfortunately, he was never returned to the family
  • 1992
This was the only aviation profession that was readily available for her since she could not fly for the military
  • Judy Lomax. Women of the Air
  • 1986
47 Current, 280. 48 She also received many other awards not included in this bi 49 Ibid, 281. o Halkins, 234. s' Current
A Highflying Groundbreaker
Both of these women were white and fairly well off economically
Hill Collins, lecture notes
Jezebels, and Sapphires are terms used to define African-American women. Mam the nurturing obedient woman, Jezebel being the sexually promiscuous woman, and Sapphire b dominant woman
The director refused to let her play the lead role because her skin color was too dark. Rich, 60
This quotation was taken from the afterword. Rich, 110. 42 Current