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Curated Lists 2021


Amelia Earhart: Queen of the Air (1996)

This episode of Biography spotlights Amelia Earhart, the most celebrated female aviator of all time. Includes extensive archival footage. (42 mins)

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Wasps and Witches: Women Pilots of World War II (2012)

The untold story of the forgotten women pilots from Britain, the United States, Russia, and Germany. These pilots risked everything for their countries and pioneered the way for others at a time when flying was the sole prerogative of men. (52 mins)

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The Legend: The Bessie Coleman Story (2018)

In 1921, aviation pioneer Bessie Coleman arose from the poverty of the Texas cotton fields to capture the hearts of the black population of America. (1hr 48mins)

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Silver Wings, Flying Dreams: The Complete Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (2015)

The amazing true story of pioneering women, who in the darkest days of WWII, shattered the glass ceiling to become the first women to pilot American military aircraft, flying as test pilots and towing targets for live anti-aircraft practice. These women tell their tales and describe their sixty-six year struggle for recognition and veterans rights. (55mins)

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Woman in Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek and the Remaking of NASA (2019)

In 1977, NASA was struggling to recruit scientists, engineers and astronauts for their new Space Shuttle Program. That is when Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek’s Lt. Uhura, challenged them by asking the question, “Where are my people?” With NASA’s backing, she embarked on a national PR blitz, recruiting 8,000 of the nation’s best and brightest, including the trailblazing astronauts who became the first African American, Asian and Latino men and women to fly in space. This is her - and their - story. (1hr 36mins)

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