Bessie Coleman was a pioneering aviatrix who, in the early part of the 20th century, was forced to travel to France to learn to fly, as no one in the U.S. would give a Black woman lessons. Her thrilling true story makes for an exciting, inspiring work of fiction in Hopson’s hands. This may be the author’s first novel, but as a commercial pilot herself, she takes the tale and soars with it.
- Leigh Haber for Oprah Daily
A PAIR OF WINGS
A Novel Inspired by Pioneer Aviatrix Bessie Coleman
100 years ago Bessie Coleman became the first African-American woman and first Native American to earn an international pilot’s license. This story celebrates the runway she created that gave those who would follow her the opportunity to earn A Pair of Wings.
- Oct 26, 2021, 12:00 PMThe theme of the fourth annual Global Conference on Diversity in Aviation, Aerospace and STEM is “Transforming Education, Industry and the Student Experience.” Held virtually and in-person at The Blackwell Inn & Pfahl Conference Center on the campus of The Ohio State University.