Livestream Flying Free: The Bessie Coleman Story
Join us next Saturday, May 2 at 2 pm ET/ 11 am PT for a live screening of Sweet Blackberry's latest film, Flying Free:The Bessie Coleman Story on our Facebook page.
Following the film, our founder, Karyn Parsons will conduct a Q&A for viewers.
Flying Free follows tells the story of Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to earn her pilot's license. Bessie grew up during a time when aviation schools in the United States would not teach a Black woman to fly. Refusing to let this stop her from becoming a pilot, Bessie taught herself French, moved to France and earned her license from the renowned Caudron Brothers School of Aviation. Upon her return home, she had become a hero. She traveled the country performing daring airshows and inspiring crowds as she encouraged them to not let anything stand in the way of their dreams.
Award-winning children's illustrator R. Gregory Christie and art director and animator Katherine Bianca Clark provide exciting, vibrant imagery, while Oscar-nominated actor Laurence Fishburne's narration, along with a spirited score by Christopher Joyner, bring Bessie's story to life.
Can't make Saturday?
will also be screened on Monday, May 4th by our friends at RainbowMe Kids at 2 pm ET/11 am PT. Karyn will be conducting a Q&A on their Facebook page before the start of the screening.
RainbowMe Kids is children's entertainment platform that offers content featuring diverse characters. Geared toward kids ages two to 12 years old, RainbowMe provides entertainment recommendations for video, games, books, music and other activities based on age.