Master Storyteller and Historical Re-enactor/Actress M. Waddyi Thibodeaux, as she brings the story of aviation pioneer Bessie Coleman to life.
The Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave., will celebrate Black History Month with a special presentation by Master Storyteller and Historical Re-enactor/Actress M. Waddyi Thibodeaux, as she brings the story of aviation pioneer Bessie Coleman to life. The event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 1. Presentations will be conducted at 11:00 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.; 2:00 p.m.; and 4:00 p.m. Visit www.flightmuseum.com.
Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was an American civil aviator. She was the first African American female pilot and the first person of African American descent to hold an international pilot license.
Ms. Thibodeaux will present a compelling reenactment in costume at the Frontiers of Flight Museum to help tell the story of Bessie Coleman. During her presentation, she will relive Coleman’s determination to overcome both racial discrimination and gender bias to accomplish her passionate dream to fly.
While aviation folklore speaks of the successes of such personalities as Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart during the “Golden Age” of aviation history, Coleman’s accomplishments have remained in the shadows. Guests will be thoroughly entertained and engaged as they learn more about “Queen Bess,” an American hero at the Frontiers of Flight Museum Feb. 1.
This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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The Frontiers of Flight Museum, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, is a gem in our North Texas community that attracts over 100,000 visitors annually including 30,000 students. The Museum is a learning laboratory using aviation and space flight to encourage and promote student excellence in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Educational classes for all ages are offered throughout the year, designed to excite the imagination in STEM through spacecraft design, aerodynamics, model-building, space science, and other disciplines.
Hours of operation: Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: Adults $8; Seniors (65+) $6; Youths/Students (3-17) $5 and children under 3 are free. For more information, visit www.flightmuseum.com.