How Amelia Earhart's Boston Connection Helped Her Soar To Fame

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You may know Amelia Earhart as the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. But it's likely you don't know that she lived and worked right here in Boston. Her time spent here was brief, yet critical: This was the place that kicked off her worldwide stardom when she became the first female passenger to fly across the Atlantic in 1928.

To mark her birthday this Saturday, which is celebrated as National Amelia Earhart Day, we're taking a look at who she was before she became a famous pilot, and how her life in Boston helped her become a pioneering female aviator.

Guests:

Susan Ware, author of “Still Missing: Amelia Earhart and the Search for Modern Feminism,” and the Honorary Women’s Suffrage Centennial Historian for the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Keith O’Brein, author of “Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds And Made Aviation History,” and a former staff writer for the Boston Globe.

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