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Women first & foremost

Publisher: Malibu, CA : PKG Design, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Video : Videocassette   Visual material : English
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Volume 1: This is quite a story. For there are some stories that rise beyond their deeds. There are some stories that are so individually significant that they speak for an entire area of history. Imagine trying to become the first woman doctor, or being a slave woman who helped lead over three hundred others to freedom, or daring simply to write of an equality and a freedom that seemed so natural and yet was left
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Florence Nightingale; Clara Barton; Elizabeth Blackwell; Rita Moreno; Catherine Beecher; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Lucy Stone; Susan Brownell Anthony; Marie Curie; Alice Hamilton; Helen Keller; Eleanor Roosevelt; Martha Graham; Margaret Mitchell; Amelia Earhart; Betty Friedan; Phyllis Whitley; Bessie Coleman; Clara Bow
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
OCLC Number: 316235717
Performer(s): Hosted by Rita Moreno and Dee Wallace Stone.
Target Audience: Not Rated.
Description: 3 videocassettes (3 hr.) : color and b&w.
Other Titles: Women first and foremost

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Volume 1: This is quite a story. For there are some stories that rise beyond their deeds. There are some stories that are so individually significant that they speak for an entire area of history. Imagine trying to become the first woman doctor, or being a slave woman who helped lead over three hundred others to freedom, or daring simply to write of an equality and a freedom that seemed so natural and yet was left out of the Declaration of Independence. Within the individual stories of the progress and accomplishments of a history of women, one can only illustrate by example and hope that their courage, against often incredible odds, leads to an understanding of some of the ladies who with wit, perseverance and strong determination, enlighten us about women earning their place in the pages of history.

Volume 2: Robert Shurtleff fought with the Fourth Massachusetts Regiment during the American Revolution, suffering at least two wounds in battle. While this is hardly worth noting in our history books, what is worth noting is that Robert Shurtleff was a woman ... a courageous young woman named Deborah Gannett who fought bravely disguised as a man. History by its expansive nature is selective. Perhaps, in the case of women, a bit too selective. Deborah Gannett is joined by gererations of women who distinguished themselves accomplishment. From journalism to soaring above the clouds, in the stories of a few who accomplished so much, we find examples of that unique strength of character that allowed so many women to go beyond the boundaries of society.

Volume 3: In our movie stars, and in the entertainment industry as a whole, many women have worked to achieve a unique place in shaping the cultural lore of history. For no one has had the influence on what we wear, how we talk, and often, how we simply perceive this world, as did, and do, the ladies who shape and appear in films, on stage and on our television screens. Whether it is the first female film director, a leading Broadway lyricist, the first woman network co-anchor, or so many shining stars, we find example after example of women who fought the odds toward achievement and in doing so left a forever mark on the cultural development of society.

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