Airing this Sunday, July 24th at 12:30 PM on KERA, Channel 13
What do Martha Washington, Sojourner Truth, Abigail Adams, and Ayn Rand have in common? They’re just four of the twenty women who impacted the cause of freedom in America.
John Blundell: Fellow at Atlas Economic Research Foundation and author of the new book Ladies for Liberty; offers a series of insights into twenty American ladies who made a difference in the history of our country. John spent 16 years at the Institute of Economic Affairs in London and he is past president of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University and the Atlas Economic Research Foundation in Washington, DC.
While Mr. Blundell is a Brit, he lived in the United States for many years. He was always fascinated by the American women who truly impacted our society: in politics, the arts, economics, science, education etc. Looking at the landscape available of the giants in the field, he chose twenty women from our past to represent his premise. He brings the lives of these incredible women to life, and he explores, from his perspective, why each was a leader and tells us how they changed the history of our country. He addresses each of their accomplishments, and what made their character and their contributions to society.
This cross section of women includes: Marcy Otis Warren, Abigail Adams, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman, The Grimske Sisters, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Bina West Miller, Madam CJ Walker, Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder, Isabel Pattersen, Lula Bell Wallace, Vivien Kellams, Taylor Caldwell, Clare Booth Luce, Ayn Rand, Rose Friedman, Jane Jacobs, and Dorian Fisher.
Tune in Sunday, July 24th on KERA Channel 13 for a journey into the past – of some incredible well known icons in US history.
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