Amelie Earhart

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Amelie Earhart

SynopsisEarhart was a pioneer in female aviation and one of only a few women to earn their pilots license during the 1920's. She became the first female pilot to solo across the Altantic Ocean and was one of the biggest celebrities of her day.

BiographyAmelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchinson, Kansas. She disappeared on July 2, 1937 over the Pacific Ocean while attempting the first around the world flight by a woman.

Fun Facts-Amelia was the first female to receive the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross.-The U.S. Post Office issued the Amelia Earhart 8¢ commemorative airmail stamp on her birthday, July 24, 1963.- Like many celebrities, Amelia made a lot of money from endorsements. Her Lucky Strike cigarette ads claimed she smoked Lucky Strikes during her historic Atlantic crossing. In fact, she did not smoke.

Quotes"During a time when it was considered unfashionable for women to seek careers, she demonstrated through her own example that opportunities thought to have been reseved for men were available for women as well" (221)."Young people and old people, too, are too timid about expierimenting, trying their little adventures, flying their own Atlantics. Step out! Try the job you are interested in" (172). - Amelia Earhart

InsperationAmelia Earhart encouraged young women to consider non-traditional careers in spite of the restrictive gender roles of her time.


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