"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them". This is an inspiring quote that totally resembles in the life of Bessie Coleman. Bessie is an inspiring lady for everyone. Bessie Coleman is actually the first ever African American and Native American lady to be a pilot.
Despite being from black race and society barrier, she did pursue her dreams to fly high. Even though she is not with us physically, she is always praised and respected. Know how Bessie Coleman died. Also, check out her inspiring quotes...
How did Bessie Coleman Die?
Bessie Coleman was only 34 years when she died. According to the nationalaviation.org, she died in an accident and died tragically on April 30, 1926. She died during her rehearsal in Jacksonville, Florida. Also, her publicity and mechanic agent William Wills was killed in the accident.
Actually, the plane was poorly maintained by the previous owner. Only after 10 minutes of the flight, the plane went into a dive and spun round and round. Wills was piloting the plane whereas Coleman did not have her seatbelt. She was thrown out from the plane from the height of 2,000 feet and died upon hitting hard on the ground. Wills was unable to control the pilot and thus was killed.
Bessie Coleman's Quotes
We all know about how Bessie fought out to live her dreams. She was the first lady to hold the pilot license. Her first public flight was in the year 1992. Bessie fought for both gender and racial discrimination and broke the barriers to becoming a pilot. She is really an inspiring example for every black people or let us say underprivileged girls over there. Also, we feel glad to present you some of her quotes that are motivating. Check it out...
I decided blacks should not have to experience the difficulties I had faced, so I decided to open a flying school and teach other black women to fly.
The air is the only place free from prejudice.
You've never lived till you've flown!
I refused to take no for an answer.
If I can create the minimum of my plans and desires, there shall be no regrets.
Bessie's life story to fulfill the dream to become a pilot has now been an inspiring story for all. Her quotes are also totally inspiring just like her success story.