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Adult Education Program: Mothers of Invention
April 14, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
(Adult Education Event)
Mothers of Invention: Carol Simon Levin
Carol Simon Levin portrays Lillian Moller Gilbreth, motion study pioneer and “Cheaper by the Dozen” mother of 12 and shares the stories of other overlooked women innovators, including many women of color. From Margaret Knight (the 19th century “Female Edison”) to Hollywood superstar Hedy Lamarr, these “Mothers of Invention” changed our lives, yet their accomplishments were all too often ignored, discounted or credited to others.
Carol Simon Levin is a professional storyteller, historical impersonator and NJ Council for the Humanities Scholar specializing in “Fascinating Women History Forgot” — women of all colors and creeds who have fought for women’s rights. She is the author of the book Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates and the Garden State Legacy article “Reclaiming OurVoice: NJ’s Role in the Fight for Woman Suffrage”. She also does programs on Emily Roebling: Bridge Builder in Petticoats, Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low, the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II, and Early Women in Aviation.