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The Original Fly Girls: A History of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (in-person)

Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Original Fly Girls: A History of the Women Airforce Service Pilots

During World War II more than one thousand American women served as Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) in support of the war effort. These pioneering women faced discrimination from the U.S. military and American society, and because their records were sealed after the war, their contributions to aviation were lost to history for decades. This lecture will chronicle the stories of these remarkable pilots who broke barriers and paved the way for future generations of American women to take to the skies.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Amanda Goodheart Parks is a historian whose work has been featured by the History Channel, awarded by the American Alliance of Museums, and displayed at historic sites across New England. She earned her Ph.D from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and she specializes in the history of women and gender.

Please register so we can set the community room up with appropriate spacing.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library.

Join us for a companion program in April about American Flygirl Hazel Ying Lee: https://www.avonctlibrary.info/event/american-flygirl-susan-ankeny/


Wednesday, May 22
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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860-673-9712 ext 4
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281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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