Bessie Coleman's Life In Constant Struggle

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Bessie Coleman was born in Atlanta, Texas on January 26, 1892 and later passed away in April of 1926; she was only 34 years old. Bessie was born to George and Susan Coleman and had 12 brothers and sisters; she was one of 13 children. The family lived in constant struggle because they had to deal with the conflicts of racism and poverty. As a result, Coleman’s father left the family in search of better opportunities, thus forcing the mother to assume all responsibility for all 13 children. At 12 years old, Coleman attended the Missionary Baptist Church in Texas and graduated. After graduation she moved to Oklahoma to attend the Oklahoma Colored Agricultural and Normal University, what is now Langston University. Unfortunately, her journey

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