Category: History

Women Film Pioneers Project

Women Film Pioneers Project

Columbia University School of the Arts hosts the Women Film Pioneers Project, which features silent-era (1900-1930) producers, directors, co-directors, scenario writers, scenario editors, camera operators, title writers, editors, costume designers, exhibitors, and more to make the point that they were…

Nadine Gordimer, Storyteller and Historian

Nadine Gordimer, courtesy of Times Live

Nadine Gordimer was born in and lived in South Africa, where she drew inspiration for her novels and short stories from what she called “the tragedy of [her] own particular place.” Gordimer, an anti-Apartheid activist, studied and wrote about master-servant…

Sally Ride and Science

CNN ran a nice interview with Dr. Sally Ride called Ride urges emphasis on math, science studies. In 1983, Dr. Ride became the first American woman to travel in space as a crew member of the Space Shuttle Challenger. From…

Many Thanks

When a project is started, some people like the idea or something about the project, and they lend their magic. It’s with a great deal of appreciation that I recognize the magic that happened in the early days of this…