Quotes From the Fearless Amelia Earhart
It's been 75 years since Amelia Earhart and her navigator disappeared while trying to circle the globe. Nine Navy ships and 66 planes were sent in search for her, but nothing was found. Fascination with the pilot and her mysterious demise continues today, and looking back on her life, she holds up against modern feminist standards. Just take Amelia Earhart's prenup, which is included in the Purdue University Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers and making the rounds on the Internet.
In the letter to her future husband, George Putnam, Amelia writes of her desire to put her work first: "You must know again my reluctance to marry, my feeling that I shatter thereby chances in work which means more to me." She also expresses her desire for an open marriage, explaining: "I want you to understand I shall not hold you to any medieval code of faithfulness to me nor shall I consider myself bound to you similarly." If you want to hear more from Amelia, look back at quotes from one of the most famous and fearless women in history.