Women of Summer, The
- 1986 ----- color ----- 55 min ----- 16mm
From 1921 to 1938, seventeen hundred blue collar women participated in a controversial and inspired educational experiment known as The Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers. Funded by such prominent capitalists as the Rockefellers, DuPonts, and Carnegies, the School introduced women workers of every race and nationality to the realm of humanistic and political thought, including Marxism and trade unionism. In the end, it was considered too radical by its funders and was discontinued, but not before it had exerted a profound influence on its faculty and students, producing union, community and government leaders. Tells the story as seen through the eyes of the alumni fifty years later at a specially planned reunion.
- Topics: (Education, History: American, Women Studies)