18 inch doll - Bessie Coleman Doll - Women's Equality Day - Inspirational Women doll - Historical doll - black doll - African American Doll

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Handmade

Materials

cotton, linen

"MAKING HISTORY CHILD'S PLAY!"

This beautifully designed 18" doll is inspired by Bessie Coleman - (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) was an early American civil aviator. She was the first woman of African-American descent, and the first of Native American descent, to hold a pilot license. She achieved her international pilot license in 1921. Born to a family of sharecroppers in Texas, Coleman went into the cotton fields at a young age while also studying in a small segregated school and went on to attend one term of college at Langston University. She developed an early interest in flying, but African Americans, Native Americans, and women had no flight training opportunities in the United States, so she saved up money and obtained sponsorships to go to France for flight school. She then became a high profile pilot in early but also dangerous air shows in the United States, and hoped to start a school for African-American fliers. She died in a plane crash in 1926 while testing a new aircraft. Her pioneering role was an inspiration to early pilots and to the African-American and Native American communities.

Now you go and research additional details about this brave women, so you and your daughter can embrace a very important period in America's history.

All seams of this ensemble are finished, and fully lined for professional quality and lasting wear. This MADE IN AMERICA outfit is handmade by our very own HistoryWearz™ shop owner in a smoke free, pet free home and office.

Hand washing is recommended or Machine was (delicate cycle).

All customized dress designs © 2017 by Shirley Olivia Lee
"MAKING HISTORY CHILD'S PLAY!"

This beautifully designed 18" doll is inspired by Bessie Coleman - (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) was an early American civil aviator. She was the first woman of African-American descent, and the first of Native American descent, to hold a pilot license. She achieved her international pilot license in 1921. Born to a family of sharecroppers in Texas, Coleman went into the cotton fields at a young age while also studying in a small segregated school and went on to attend one term of college at Langston University. She developed an early interest in flying, but African Americans, Native Americans, and women had no flight training opportunities in the United States, so she saved up money and obtained sponsorships to go to France for flight school. She then became a high profile pilot in early but also dangerous air shows in the United States, and hoped to start a school for African-American fliers. She died in a plane crash in 1926 while testing a new aircraft. Her pioneering role was an inspiration to early pilots and to the African-American and Native American communities.

Now you go and research additional details about this brave women, so you and your daughter can embrace a very important period in America's history.

All seams of this ensemble are finished, and fully lined for professional quality and lasting wear. This MADE IN AMERICA outfit is handmade by our very own HistoryWearz™ shop owner in a smoke free, pet free home and office.

Hand washing is recommended or Machine was (delicate cycle).

All customized dress designs © 2017 by Shirley Olivia Lee

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