Fact or Fiction:
Famed aviator and author Amelia Earhart came to Winthrop as a visiting lecturer just a year before she disappeared.
Amelia Earhart lectured as part of the Winthrop Artist Series which also witnessed such famous personalities as Roy Rodgers, Helen Keller, and Arthur Rubinstein among many others that visited the campus.
Amelia Earhart lectured at Winthrop on January 16, 1936. In July 1937 she would disappear over the central Pacific Ocean during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe. Earhart had earlier gained notoriety by being the first female aviator to cross the Atlantic Ocean. She also was an author of several best-selling books about her experiences as an aviator.