Black History Month- Meet Aviation Pioneer Bessie Coleman Online Presentation


You could read a biography about Bessie Coleman, or you might watch a DVD about her.  To really experience Bessie Coleman's life, though, watch Betty Jewell Slater's portrayal of Bessie Coleman via Zoom on Wednesday, February 8 at 7 pm.  

Born in 1892, Elizabeth (Bessie) Coleman could not gain admission to American flight schools because she was black and a woman. She learned French, traveled to Paris, and in 1921, became the first woman of African-American descent to earn an international aviation license.  Learn about Bessie's life and how she overcame challenges.  Actress Betty Jewell Slater brings this flying legend back to life in the special one-woman show.  After learning about how Coleman toured the country with her barnstorming flight shows, the audience will have a chance to ask Bessie questions about her life.

Tune into this Zoom presentation with the whole family.  Click this link to register to get the Zoom link through e-mail on the day of the event.

Betty Jewell Slater is an award-winning film producer, director, actor, author and speaker who brings history to life through monologues of historic black women.  Betty brings each woman's history to life with costumes, props, and humor.  In 2022, Slater wrote the book Big Shoes to Fill, How to Establish Your Own Brand When Following in the Footsteps of an IconClick here for the SCCLD catalog for this title.