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Remembering Ava Gardner: Hollywood’s American Dream

Ava Gardner’s friend Dirk Bogarde said, Ava Gardner was “e ential to the Hollywood myth about itself.” For a large part of the 40s and 50s, Ava Gardne... Read More »

Meet 'Maggie the Indestructible,' the Woman who Shot the First Cover Story for LIFE Magazine

Photographer Margaret Bourke White’s coworkers called her “Maggie the Indestructible” because she often risked her life—and came out fighting—for powe... Read More »

Happy Anniversary I Love Lucy!

Iconic TV show "I Love Lucy" premiered on this day, October 15, in 1951, and Lucille Ball's titular character quickly charmed her way into America's h... Read More »

On This Day in History: Katie Couric Premiered on CBS Evening News

After a 15-year run as co-anchor on the “Today” show, Katie Couric was recruited by CBS  in 2005 to be the first female permanent host of an evening n... Read More »

Amelia Earhart Journeys Across the US

On August 24, 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo acro the United States, starting in Los Angeles and ending up in Newark, New Je... Read More »

On This Day In Women's History

"Women have always been an equal part of the past. We just haven't been a part of history." - Gloria Steinem At MAKERS, we bring incredible women's st... Read More »

Remembering 9-11 in a Foreign Land: The Importance of Continuing to Tell Our Stories

Since surviving 9-11 as a first responder (New York City fire officer), I have only been away from New York City a couple of times on the anniversary... Read More »

On This Day In Women's History: May 10th

As Gloria Steinem said, "Women have always been an equal part of the past. We just haven't been a part of history." MAKERS wants to fill in that gap l... Read More »

On This Day In Women's History: May 3rd

As Gloria Steinem said, "Women have always been an equal part of the past. We just haven't been a part of history." MAKERS wants to fill in that gap l... Read More »