Pioneering woman despatch rider


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A fascinating woman breaking down many barriers. One interesting fact, she had more husbands (6 in total) than I've owned Harleys!


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Hats off to Besssie....
''During World War II Stringfield served as a civilian courier for the US Army, carrying documents between domestic army bases. She completed the rigorous training and rode her own blue 61 cubic inch Harley-Davidson.[6] During the four years she worked for the Army, she crossed the United States eight times. She regularly encountered racism during this time, reportedly being deliberately knocked down by a white male in a pickup truck while traveling in the South.''