Stay up to date with the latest from MAKERS delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for new stories from trailblazing women, a big dose of inspiration, and exclusive MAKERS content.

Newsletter Confirmation

Thank you for joining! Please check your inbox for our special welcome letter
with exclusive updates from MAKERS.

Amelia Earhart Journeys Across the US

On August 24, 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the United States, starting in Los Angeles and ending up in Newark, New Jersey. The next year, she flew across North America even faster.

But Earhart had achieved celebrity for her pioneering aviation before this flight, with her solo journey across the Atlantic Ocean in May of 1932. She departed from Newfoundland and landed in a field in Northern Ireland. At that time, she was also serving as the president of The Ninety-Nines, the first organization for women aviators. 

From her friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt to her insistence on a marriage with "dual control," Earhart was a woman who valued sincerity, adventure, and independence. Hear more of her thoughts by clicking through the gallery above.

NEXT: 11-Year-Old Girl Takes Hockey World By Storm »

Related Stories: 
9 Superheroines Who Need Their Own Movies
The Inspirational Yearbook Quote Everyone Should Read