You know what I love about Black History Month? That it is chalk full of individuals that overcame insurmountable obstacles to accomplish great things. Bessie Coleman is no exception. She was the first African American woman to earn a pilots license and it wasn't easily achieved. Starting at an early age Bessie showed she had what it took. She had to walk 4 miles to school just to get an early education! Then when unfair restrictions on aviation education stood in her way of learning to fly she learned French so she could go to Paris to train. She was a stunt flier, performing for many audiences and was Nick-named Queen Bess. She had dreams of opening her own flight school for African Americans but due to a tragic accident while flying she died at the early age of 34. Her legacy has lived on in many ways including having tributes to her in over 7 different airports across the world. Bessie truly is an inspiration and we are happy to remember her with our newest woman's tee.