The Stories of Heroes
Do you have a hero? Is there someone who has acted on her or his talents or dreams in a way that inspires you?
This short video from the Smithsonian is about Bessie Coleman, the first Black American woman to earn a pilot’s license. She’s a daredevil whose story highlights the drive to accomplish something difficult.
The complexity of telling the stories of heroes is a recurring theme as we learn about history. When you think of those you find inspiring, what do you focus on, and why?
The First Female African American Pilot by Smithsonian Channel on YouTube (3:06)
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