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Makers: Stories About Women

posted by Nell Minow

Makers is an “historic video initiative features exclusive access to trailblazing women – both known and unknown.”  In other words, it is a website with a fascinating series of peeks into the lives of extraordinary women, from groundbreakers like Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, CNN’s Christine Amanpour, author Judy Blume, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to performers like television legend Carol Burnett, indy darling Cat Power, “Star Trek’s” Nichelle Nichols, and Emmy, Tony, Oscar, and Grammy-winner Rita Moreno.  Women from business (Martha Stewart, eBay’s Meg Whitman, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg), sports (surfer Bethany Hamilton, tennis star Billie Jean King, basketball coach Vivian Stringer), and

These interviews are the basis for a documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America, the story of the women’s movement through the firsthand accounts of the leaders, opponents, and trailblazers who created a new America in the last half-century.

 

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