Amelia Earhart As A Role Model

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"Never do things others can do and will do, if there are things others cannot do or will not do."(Amelia Earhart) From not being ladylike and learning to play basketball to attempting to be the first woman to fly around the world, Amelia Earhart focused on doing the impossible all her life. Amelia's courage and self-confidence make her a role model for today's women. Amelia Earhart is an admirable person because of her outlook on life in childhood, accomplishments in aviation, and the impact her life has left even years after her death. In Atchison, Kansas on July 24, 1897, Amelia Mary Earhart was born. She was born to Edwin Earhart, a lawyer for many railroad companies, and Amy Earhart, an indulged daughter of a prominent judge.(Fleming 6) Amelia was sent off to her Grandmother Otis' house during the winter …show more content…
She believed that women could do whatever they wished, and should not be controlled by society. In 1929, Amelia founded an international organization for women pilots called the "Ninety-Nines." It provided professional opportunities to women in aviation. Earhart created this foundation working for open aviation for women and an end to male dominance in the new field.(Encyclopedia Britannica Online) To quote Earhart, "Now and then women should do for themselves what men have done-occasionally what men have not done-thereby establishing themselves as persons, and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action." Amelia showed great bravery and courage throughout her life. She has taught women that it is okay to be strong and determined. Her determination to make herself happy and to do the things she wants to do gives women hope. She gives society hope by saying, "Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after

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