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Women’s History Month Profiles: Suzanne Ciani, Sound Designer and Electronic Music Pioneer

During Women’s History Month, DiversityInc is honoring a series of female innovators and history makers like Suzanne Ciani. Check back throughout March to learn about more important figures. Born: June 4, 1946, Indiana Best known for: Pioneering the genre of electronic music both artistically and commercially. Suzanne Ciani, dubbed the “diva…

Viola Liuzzo

Life of Viola Liuzzo, Only White Woman Honored at the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama To Be Explored in New Film

The critically acclaimed biography From Selma to Sorrow: The Life and Death of Viola Liuzzo by author and historian Mary Stanton is getting adapted into a new biopic. According to Deadline’s Anthony D’Alessandro, Viola Liuzzo was a “white housewife, part-time college student, and mother of five children whose passion for…

Mary W. Jackson

NASA Renames its DC Headquarters After Black Engineer Mary W. Jackson

Her story and history may have been brought to prominence through the film Hidden Figures starring Janelle Monáe but aerospace engineer and mathematician Mary W. Jackson is a “hidden figure” no more. In a moving ceremony, NASA officials recently renamed their D.C. headquarters in Jackson’s honor. The newly named Mary…