Bessie Coleman grew up during a time when aviation schools in the United States would not teach a Black woman to fly. Refusing to let this stop her from becoming a pilot, Bessie taught herself French, moved to France and earned her license from the renowned Caudron Brothers School of Aviation. Upon her return home, she had become a hero. She traveled the country performing daring airshows and inspiring crowds as she encouraged them to not let anything stand in the way of their dreams.
Award-winning children's illustrator R. Gregory Christie and art director and animator Katherine Bianca Clark provide exciting, vibrant imagery, while Oscar-nominated actor Laurence Fishburne's narration, along with a spirited score by Christopher Joyner, bring Bessie's story to life.
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