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Bessie Stringfield, Hidden Hero of History

Bessie Stringfield, Hidden Hero of History

Update: 2024-04-18
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A story of courage and adventure! Bessie Stringfield, revved through societal barriers to become the first Black woman to ride solo across the United States on a motorcycle in 1930. From braving the bumpy and dangerous roads to serving as a dispatch rider in World War II, Bessie's adventurous spirit and unwavering courage broke new ground for women and Black motorcycle riders. She defied the limitations of her time and pursued her passion against all odds, earning her the respect of her community and the title "Motorcycle Queen of Miami."

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If you liked this story about Bessie Stringfield, you might like learning about other women in history: https://jonincharacter.com/kids-podcast-playlist-for-womens-history-month/

CREDITS: Hidden Heroes of History is a Jonincharacter production. Today’s story was written by Rebecca Cunningham, edited and produced by Molly Murphy and performed by Jonathan Cormur. Sound recording and production by Jermaine Hamilton at Hamilton Studio Recordings.

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Bessie Stringfield, Hidden Hero of History

Bessie Stringfield, Hidden Hero of History

Jonathan Cormur