On a spring evening in 1933, Amelia Earhart took first lady Eleanor Roosevelt on a joyride. Imagine two women—dressed for dinner at the White House (white gloves and all)—stealing away from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave to pilot and co-pilot a nighttime flight to Baltimore. On this episode of AirSpace, we’re detailing the high-flying friendship of these two women – from their shared background as social workers to their mutual love of flight and advocacy of women’s empowerment and social justice. Amelia and Eleanor took the business of being role models seriously, leading by example and using their influence to elevate important societal issues. Talk about an influencer power couple!
Thanks to our guests who helped us contextualize their history and friendship – biographers Allida Black and Susan Butler.
AirSpace is made possible by the generous support of Olay.