In Production – The Women On The Mother Road is a documentary project highlighting diverse women’s experiences along Route 66 over the decades. The Women On The Mother Road was awarded a seed grant from The National Park Service’s Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program. To learn more about the fascinating women who have shaped and been impacted by Route 66, please visit our website: Route 66 Women.
To learn more about this project and how you can support it, please visit: http://www.cinefemme.net/sponsorships/women-mother-road/
The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound is a documentary film that aired on PBS stations and is currently showing at historic theaters and museums across the country. The film explores how starting in the 1880’s, over 100,000 brave young women, Harvey Girls as they were called, made an unusual decision to leave home and travel west to work as waitresses along the transcontinental railroad opening the doors of both the West and the workplace to women. The Harvey Girls, whose workforce continued to flourish until the 1960s, were true pioneers and set a new standard of excellence for women in the workplace, paving the way for generations of independent young women to come. This is their story!
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