Amelia Earhart on Women in Flight and related media

Amelia Earhart on Women in Flight

In a 1935 radio broadcast on "a woman's place in science," Amelia Earhart encourages women to make their mark on the new field of aviation. On June 18, 1928, Earhart became the first woman to successfully fly across the Atlantic Ocean.

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