elainerock

As a women’s rights advocate, former history teacher, and technology executive, I bring a unique perspective to my stories showcasing unsung feminists and trailblazers whose persistence and resilience helped shape history. My writing focuses on the courage and strength it takes for women and men to overcome personal or workplace adversities and discrimination to become guiding lights for us all.

Dusty Roads: How the Women’s Movement Took Flight Available for Preorder and More on PBS documentary

I’m pleased to announce that my book is available for preorder on Barnes and Noble and Amazon. If you have trouble finding it on Amazon, I suggest you search “Elaine Rock Dusty Roads” to find it. The book will be released in August. The Points Guy posted a great review, written by Harriet Baskas, about tonight’s PBS American Experience documentary. She mentions how Dusty and Jean entered the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission after the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Title VII passed Congress and filed the first discrimination complaint in the country based on gender discrimination. In the 1950s and […]

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In Memoriam: Dusty Roads

It is with great sadness that I announce Dusty passed away on Nov. 21, two weeks after I finished reading the final chapter of the draft manuscript to her. She said she loved it and then left the planet. PBS will have an “In Memoriam” tribute to her at the end of their documentary “Fly With Me.” RIP, Dusty—you will be missed. Here’s a photo of her on her 95th birthday in April of 2023.

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PBS airs “Fly With Me” documentary on Feb. 20, featuring interviews with Author Elaine Rock and flight attendants Dusty Roads and Jean Montague

I am thrilled to announce that I will be featured as an expert on Barbara “Dusty” Roads and early flight attendant history in the PBS American Experience documentary “Fly With Me,” airing on Feb. 20 at 9 p.m. on your local PBS station. It will also stream on PBS.org. Sara Colt Productions interviewed me last June. Dusty and Jean were also interviewed about their experiences as stewardesses and flight attendants. As a union leader, negotiator, and one of the first female lobbyists to Congress, Dusty’s attempts to overturn the airline rules firing them at age thirty-two, and banning marriage would

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Update On My Book About Dusty Roads

After finishing the draft of my book, “Dusty Roads: How the Women’s Movement Took Flight” early in November, I am now in the revision phase and am happy to announce a publication date of Aug. 26, 2024 (Women’s Equality Day celebrating Women’s Suffrage)—when it will be available for purchase online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, and in bookstores and through this website. It will also be available for preorder, but I don’t have a date yet for that. I’ll post again and let you know. This has been a labor of love and research for 10 years, and I

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