FROM THE KITCHEN TO THE MOON
"Women 1st” is an educational series which highlights the life, goals and achievements of individual women pioneers in the areas of science, medicine, sports, politics and the arts. Woman from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds have long been contributing to the world community in unique and significant ways. This campaign is designed to educate people, young and old about instances in our history where women lead the world to an entirely new place. Learning the stories of these women, will support and encourage our younger generation, illuminate and educate the rest of us. This campaign highlights the importance of women’s education in this country and around the world where woman are more than 50% of the population. These short but powerful mini biographies will honor these Woman and share with the world their genius and creativity “From the Kitchen to the Moon”.
I have complied a large list but here are a few examples.
The First American athlete to win a Gold medal in the long jump was Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Jackie was named after First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.
The First to spin polymer solutions into a fiber stronger than steel was DuPont chemist Stephanie Kwolek. Today Kevlar is found in a wide range of products including bulletproof vests.
The First Memorial to honor Veterans of the Vietnam War was designed by Maya Lin. She was twenty-one.
The First person to be awarded two Nobel Prizes was Madame Marie Curie. She also developed The First Mobil x-ray unit used during World War I. It was called "Little Curies"
The First novel to address the issue of Slavery was "Uncle Tom's Cabin" written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Abraham Lincoln said when he met her "you're the little woman who wrote the book that started this Great War"
March is Women’s history Month. I am seeking collaborators to create these videos and get them out to the world. Please join in all ideas welcome.
Created: Feb 03, 2010Document Media