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 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… CONTINUE READING
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    The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Socio-Economic Status in the Life of Bessie Coleman


    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
          Close-up: A New Star in the Galaxy
          • Ebony. Dec
          • 1992
          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
              Ladybirds: The Untold Story of Women Pilots in America. Mount Freedom 1991), 41. s Unfortunately, he was never returned to the family
              • 1992
              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
                  This was not an expectation of Bessie's. Most people believed she was just doing the flying for the money