For his final MALS project, Barry Corke explored the life of
prominent Delawarean, Marjorie Speakman.
WDDE, Delaware Public Media, worked with Barry to create a segment of
their History Matters series focusing on his research.
Marjorie Speakman was an activist and businesswoman who,
among her many accomplishments, served on President Eisenhower’s Committee for
Small Business. At the time, she was the first and only woman on the
In the video, Barry gives an overview of his research on
this extraordinary woman.