Bessie Stringfield American Motorcycle Pioneer is born.
Nicknamed “The Motorcycle Queen of Miami”, Bessie Stringfield was the first black woman to ride across the United States solo, and during World War II she served as one of the few motorcycle despatch riders for the United States military.
- Bessie Stringfield | AMA Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame: http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org/halloffame/detail.aspx?RacerID=277
- Bessie Stringfield | The Black Past Remembered and Reclaimed: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/bessie-stringfield-1911-1993
- Bessie Stringfield Biography | The Heroine Collection: http://www.theheroinecollective.com/bessie-stringfield/
- “Bessie Stringfield, the Bad-Ass Black Motorcycle Queen of the 1930s” | Atlas Obscura: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/bessie-stringfield-motorcycle-queen
- “Bessie Stringfield: The Motorcycle Queen of Miami” | Rejected Princesses: http://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/bessie-stringfield
- “Bessie Stringfield, Southern Distance Rider | National Motorcycle Museum: http://www.nationalmcmuseum.org/featured-articles/bessie-stringfield-southern-distance-rider/
- “The black woman rode across America in 1930. On a Harley” | Timeline: https://timeline.com/bessie-stringfield-motorcycle-america-7a002f5057c5
- Bessie Springfield Motorcyclist | Good Spark Garage: http://goodsparkgarage.com/bessie-stringfield-motorcyclist/
- “Ride the Wind: The Bessie Stringfield Story” | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdHiXUHlB5A
- “Bessie Stringfield (1911–1993) First African American Woman to Ride a Motorcycle Solo Across America” | Forgotten Newsmakers: https://forgottennewsmakers.com/2017/06/14/bessie-stringfield-1911-1993-first-african-american-woman-to-ride-a-motorcycle-solo-across-america/
- AMA Bessie Stringfield Award | American Motorcyclist Association: https://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Riding/Story/ama-bessie-stringfield-award-1