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Actress, Madeline McCray is Bessie Coleman! Female aviator

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A DREAM TO FLY
Based on the life of pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman
Written and performed by Madeline McCray.

Madeline McCray’s performance of Bessie Coleman is illuminating. The life she breathes into the world’s first female Black aviatrix is tangible. Ms.McCray has brought to the stage an historical figure who represents the essence of liberated femininity. And in her capable hands as author and actress, Bessie Coleman's accomplishments as a pioneer in aviation, activist and a renaissance woman is assured a rightful place in history.

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