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Old 10-16-2012, 06:17 PM   #140
Bill Harris
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Originally Posted by Shoganai View Post
Known as the Motorcycle Queen of Miami, Bessie Stringfield started riding when she was 16. She was the first African-American woman to travel cross-country solo, and she did it at age 19 in 1929, riding a 1928 Indian Scout.

Bessie traveled through all of the lower 48 states during the ’30s and ’40s at a time when the country was rife with prejudice and hatred. She later rode in Europe, Brazil, and Haiti and during World War II she served as one of the few motorcycle despatch riders for the United States military.


Neat. So she's really not a poseur (tho I hope she did something about that low rear tire)...

--Bill
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