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Bessie Stringfield : tales of the talented tenth / words and pictures by Joel Christian Gill.

By: Gill, Joel Christian [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Gill, Joel Christian. Tales of the talented tenth: no. 2.Publisher: Golden, CO : Fulcrum Publishing, [2016]Description: 122 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781938486944 (paperback); 1938486943 (paperback).Subject(s): Stringfield, Bessie, 1911-1993 -- Comic books, strips, etc | United States. Army -- Civilian employees -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc | Women motorcyclists -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc | Motorcyclists -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc | United States -- Description and travel -- Comic books, strips, etc | African American women -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc | African Americans -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc | Messengers -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc | Graphic novels | JUVENILE NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Biography | JUVENILE NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / History | JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American | African Americans -- Biography | African American women -- Biography | Motorcyclists | Messengers | Graphic novels | United States -- TravelGenre/Form: Biographical comics. | Historical comics. | Graphic novels. | Comics (Graphic works)DDC classification: 796.7/5092 | B Other classification: JNF062010 | JNF062020 | JNF018010 Scope and content: "Imagine a five-foot-two-inch-tall woman riding a Harley eight times across the continental United States. Now imagine she is black and is journeying across the country in the pre-Civil Rights era of the 1930s and '40s. That is the amazing true story of Bessie Stringfield, the woman known today as The Motorcycle Queen of Miami and the first black woman to be inducted into the American Motorcyclist Association Hall of Fame and the Harley Davidson Hall of Fame. Stringfield was a pioneer in motorcycling during her lifetime; she rode as a civilian courier for the US military and founded the Iron Horse Motorcycle Club in Miami, all while confronting and overcoming Jim Crow in every ride"-- Provided by publisher.
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ADULT/YA GN GIL (TAL) #2 (Browse shelf) Tales of the Talented Tenth, No. 2 Available 2089100141497
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 120-121).

"Imagine a five-foot-two-inch-tall woman riding a Harley eight times across the continental United States. Now imagine she is black and is journeying across the country in the pre-Civil Rights era of the 1930s and '40s. That is the amazing true story of Bessie Stringfield, the woman known today as The Motorcycle Queen of Miami and the first black woman to be inducted into the American Motorcyclist Association Hall of Fame and the Harley Davidson Hall of Fame. Stringfield was a pioneer in motorcycling during her lifetime; she rode as a civilian courier for the US military and founded the Iron Horse Motorcycle Club in Miami, all while confronting and overcoming Jim Crow in every ride"-- Provided by publisher.

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