Earlier last year, our library had the extraordinary opportunity to do a little leg work for an episode of the PBS show We’ll Meet Again with Ann Curry. If you are new to the show, We’ll Meet Again explores some of history’s most dramatic events and reunites people who had been separated by them. If you enjoy Genealogy Roadshow or Finding Your Roots, you will definitely want to check out this series!
An amazing Bolingbrook resident will be featured in episode six, “The Fight for Women’s Rights”, which is due to air on PBS Chicago on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 9:00 p.m. The episode synopsis is listed as “In the 1970s and 80s, many women were active in the movement for gender equality in the workplace and at home. Two women who faced these challenges search for the friends and mentors who changed their lives. Lynn, the first flight attendant to become a commercial pilot, hopes to find the first female pilot she ever met, while activist Zoe searches for the feminist leader who inspired her to join a demonstration and hunger strike.”
While I don’t want to spoil you with the details of the episode, I had an opportunity to talk to the person featured on the show, and her story is really wonderful. I spoke to her on the phone for over an hour, and I learned so much about the role of women in the workplace during the transitional time of the 1970’s and 1980’s. You will definitely not want to miss this episode!
Happy New Year!