Amelia Earhart is one of the most significant figures in changing outlooks towards women in the early twentieth century. Her accomplishments were paramount in the opening of doors for the potential of women. Born on the 24th of July in 1897, Earhart entered a prominent family in the town of Atchison, Kansas. From a privileged upbringing Earhart would rise above the clouds and all expectations placed on women by society. She would become the matriarch for all females in the field of aviation. Earhart would pave the runway for outstanding women of the 20th century.She was said to be a tomboy who was not interested in normal little girl activities. Some of Amelia's favorite activities were climbing trees, sledding, and hunting rats with her rifle (Wikipedia).She had a special spirit.This search for action would provide her a foundation for the necessary confidence to forge her own way in life.
[...] Earhart had already begun to prove she was skilled in her field, but was not yet a breakthrough in the eyes of history. Her status would change with the effects of one phone call. It came while Amelia was at work one afternoon in April of 1928. wasn't until the caller supplied excellent references that she realized the man was serious. “Would you like to fly the Atlantic?" he asked, to which Earhart promptly replied, (Official Web Site). Earhart then traveled to New York for an interview with the project coordinators. [...]
[...] Amelia was about as shy as Muhammad Ali (Ware, Putnam wanted the name Earhart to be synonymous with the best woman pilot. Their partnership was as much personal as professional. After recommending Earhart for the trans-Atlantic flight, he also set up a speaking tour for her to publicize her career and market the ideas for his publishing companies. Earhart referred to it as a relationship with “dual control (Official Web Site)”. Putnam had published several books about Charles Lindbergh. He had already made a name for himself as a great supporter of aviation. [...]
[...] In some cases Earhart clashed with authority. On a few occasions she arrived late or skipped school, deciding that other things were more important. Such things included committing to train a neighbor's horse before school. She also volunteered around the community to serve wherever there was need. She was independent-minded, and it was clear her life was following a unique path. Often times she would not bother to consult with her parents before making plans to do things. Sometimes her ventures got her in trouble and Amelia found herself grounded, something she would not be doing much later in life. [...]
[...] Amelia Earhart opened up the path of aviation for more women who became interested in the field because of Earhart's inspiration. She encouraged women of the time to be the best that they could. “Earhart also identified strongly with the concerns of professional women, especially those in business and industry (Ware, p. Her outright drive to do things never done before made her a breakthrough star of women's history. “Amelia Earhart is a perfect embodiment of the individualistic approach to women's advancement (Ware, p. [...]
[...] Amelia Earhart rose from stereotype and soared above all expectations of women at that point in time. Works Cited Beer, Tom. “Amelia Earhart.” Biography 7.11 (2003): 120. Briand, Paul L. Daughter of the Sky; the Story of Amelia Earhart. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce Cawley, Janet. “Celebration: American classics.” Biography 5.12 (2001): 49-89. Cawley, Janet. 50 most famous people of the century; special section” (1999): 104. Earhart, Amelia. Last Flight by Amelia Earhart, arranged by George Palmer Putman. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company "Earhart, Amelia." Encyclopedia Britannica Encyclopedia Britannica Online Feb < http://www.search.eb.com/eb/article-9031714>. [...]
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