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Bessie Coleman project in development by Harts

license. Bessie Coleman's

mother was African American while her father was Native American.

Upon returning to

the United States from France after earning her pilot's license Bessie Coleman barnstormed the nation doing air shows and promoting aviation as a career for African Americans.

Her Courtesy of Edna Sims Los Angeles, CA — Philip

and Tanya Hart are prepping a movie about aviation pioneer Bessie Coleman.

Based upon

Philip Hart's source material from his two Bessie Coleman books for young readers and a

treatment developed and by

the Harts while at Disney Studios, the two producers are now moving ahead into development of

'Flying Coleman.' Free with

production Bessie

The Hart's daughter

Ayanna Hart is a producing partner on this movie. Ayanna Hart is COO and in-house producer at Fancy Film in Los Angeles an elite post-produc- tion house that has worked on Academy Award-winning films.

Bessie Coleman earned

her pilot's license in France in 1921 becoming the first black woman to earn a pilot's license two years before famous pilot Amelia Earhart earned her

goal was to open a flight school to teach aviation mechanics and to give flying lessons. The Bessie Coleman Aero Club opened in Los Angeles in 1929 thus becoming the first all-black flight school in the world. Philip Hart's great-uncle James Herman Banning was the chief pilot for the Bessie Coleman Aero Club, which in 1931 put on the first all-black air show at LA's Eastside airport.

Philip Hart is author of

"Up in the Air: The Story of Bessie Coleman," (1996), "Bessie Coleman:

Facts," (2005), and "Flying Free:

America's were published Just the First Black

Aviators," a 1992 Notable Children's Trade Book. These three books for young readers


Lerner Publishing Group and their paper back rights were acquired by Scholastic.


Hart is also author of the 2013 Oxford University Press online photo

essay American "Early African Aviators" which

includes a chapter on Bessie Coleman. Philip and Tanya Hart are producers and writers of the 1987 PBS documentary

BESSIE COLEMAN PAGE 4 This Edition’s Highlights

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The Hampton Roads Messenger has information for you during National Consumer Protection Week — March 5-11, 2017 — and any time of the year.

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Governor McAuliffe on Gerrymandering

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Page 8-9 Hampton University president shares

leadership principles in new book Alabama and his current role as one of the longest serving higher education presidents in the United States.

During his nearly 40-year tenure at the helm of one of the nation’s most prestigious small colleges, Dr. Harvey has helped usher in a remarkable era of growth. When he assumed the presidency of Hampton in the summer of 1978 the university’s endowment stood at $29 million. Today it exceeds $260 million, making it consistently in the top three of HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) with the largest endowments.

“When I interviewed for the presidency

at Hampton 39 years ago, I made it clear that if selected, I would run Hampton like a business for educational objectives,” said Harvey.

Dr. William R. Harvey

HAMPTON, Va. – In his inspiring and motivational new book, Principles of Leadership: The Harvey Leadership Model, Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey, an icon of higher education, shares the insights and philosophy that have shaped his empowering leadership model.

Set to be released on February principles 20,

2017 the book ($24.99, hardcover, Hampton University Press, available on examines ten

that have guided

Dr. Harvey throughout a remarkable life and career, spanning his upbringing in Brewton,

Harvey attributes much of his success to one of the principles he discusses in a chapter on fiscal conservatism, that also illustrates the compelling way he weaves throughout the book, the importance of his parents in framing his leadership philosophy. “I mentioned that my mother emphasized, ‘If you have a dollar, you can’t go to the grocery store and buy a dollar and twenty-five cents worth of groceries. This concept demonstrates sound thinking, and I have incorporated her views into my philosophy”.

In one particularly poignant account, Harvey describes the role his boyhood home played as a meeting place for civil rights


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