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      Frontiers of Flight Museum Celebrates Black History Month with Bessie Coleman Storyteller Feb. 1 in Dallas


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      February 1, 2014

      Saturday  11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

      6911 Lemmon Avenue
      Dallas, Texas 75209

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      Frontiers of Flight Museum Celebrates Black History Month with Bessie Coleman Storyteller Feb. 1

      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.

      Cost: 5.00 to 8.00

      Categories: Kids & Family | Museums & Attractions

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