Gloria Steinem’s Lost Interview With Sally Ride From 1983 Remixed And Animated In 2016

Gloria Steinem’s Lost Interview With Sally Ride From 1983 Remixed And Animated In 2016

February 3, 2016 by

"Without a doubt, I think the worst question I have gotten was whether I cried when we got malfunctions in the simulator." - Sally Ride, 1983 On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space when the space shuttle Challenger launched on mission STS-7. Following her history-making flight, Sally ... [Read More]

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History-Making Olympic Legend Wilma Rudolph Inspires “The Quickest Kid in Clarksville”

February 2, 2016 by

Author Pat Zietlow Miller began her writing career in college as a sports reporter and has since had a fascination with Wilma Rudolph, the three-time Olympic gold medalist whose path to becoming a history-making track star and an American icon is as extraordinary as her many achievements. And it's the legendary Wilma ... [Read More]

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Harriet Tubman: The American Hero, The History Making Stamp, THE Book On Her Extraordinary Life

February 1, 2016 by

"I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can't say - I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger." - Harriet Tubman at a suffrage convention, NY, 1896 Thirty-eight years ago today, on February 1, 1978, the United States Post Office unveiled the very ... [Read More]

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95 Years Of Waiting For A Woman On Paper Currency

January 28, 2016 by

This article responds to claims by the United States Treasurer, Rosie Rios, that she was the first person to explore the idea of putting a woman on paper currency. As the article explains, the American population, and Congress, have been exploring the idea for some time. ... [Read More]

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Report Says 10% Of Recent U.S. College Grads Think Judge Judy Is A Supreme Court Justice

January 20, 2016 by

Though she might wear a similar lace jabot to Ruth Bader Ginsberg (a.k.a. The Notorious RBG), Judge Judith Sheindlin (a.k.a. TV’s Judge Judy), is not a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. But a new report released by a higher education advocacy group revealed, among other stats, that nearly 10% of college grads surveyed ... [Read More]

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#AskEileen: Grandson Lands His Wendy’s-Loving Grandma Opportunity To Take Over Company’s Twitter Feed On Her 99th Birthday

January 9, 2016 by

"I have a lot to say because I’m wise, I’ve lived a long life so I have a lot of information," she says. Then with perfect comedic timing, punctuated by the most delightfully devilish laugh, she adds, "I’m lying. I don’t know a thing. ... [Read More]

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Two Modern Scholars Beautifully Present Vintage Stories Of Lesser-Known Fairy-Tale Beasts

December 15, 2015 by

The beast. The wolf. The frog prince. Compliments of the popular tales so many of us grew up with, certain animal characters are well known, instantly recognized by a one or two word descriptive and connected to a familiar plotline. But beyond them is a menagerie of fascinating other "creatures that walk, ... [Read More]

A Tribute To Ada Lovelace On Her 200th Birthday

A Tribute To Ada Lovelace On Her 200th Birthday

December 10, 2015 by

This delightful, entertaining and educational short animation was created in celebration of Ada Lovelace, the world’s “first computer programmer,” on what would have been her 200th birthday. Told from the point of view of a girl today, the story unfolds to show how Ada’s incredible accomplishments continue to nurture and inspire a new generation of explorers and creators. ... [Read More]