UCI Libraries wants to help you discover, learn about, and celebrate people and ideas that history has overlooked because of the color of their skin, gender identity, or sexual orientation. This series, ReWatching History: Uncovering Diversity in Our Past, will point to streaming videos already in our collection that you can watch anytime.
This page focuses on CREATORS. These people have made, invented, written, produced, etc. works that we might already know about, but might know little about the actual person behind their creation. From Ballet Negres, the first Black ballet company in Britain, to Charles Drew, an African American doctor and researcher who pioneered new developments in blood work, to Hedy Lamarr, famous actress, but little known for her inventions that some credit as being a predecessor to Bluetooth technology. We hope that you enjoy discovering more about these overlooked people!