Portrait Gallery Features Amelia Earhart’s Life

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Portrait Gallery in Washington is exploring the life of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart from her flying to her advocacy for women’s rights.

In a new exhibit opening Friday, Earhart’s biography is told through photographs, paintings and drawings, and objects including her pilot’s license and leather flying helmet. “One Life: Amelia Earhart” is on view through May 2013.

Earhart was a crew member on her first trans-Atlantic flight and quickly became a star, overshadowing the pilots. She would become a columnist for Cosmopolitan magazine and gave speeches. In 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.

Earhart founded an organization for women pilots called The Nighty-Nines and was a faculty member at Purdue University.

The exhibit coincides with the 75th anniversary of her disappearance.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
Your Podcast Network Play.it

Listen Live