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Georgia Sommers Wright ’59

An independent scholar with a Ph.D. from Columbia and an MBA from Berkeley, Georgia died Dec. 20, 2019.

Georgia combined her expertise in medieval art with her business degree through her company Video Monuments, which produced award-winning educational films including Light on the Stones: The Medieval Church at Vezelay. She was newsletter editor for the Bay Area-based Institute for Historical Study and co-founder of the National Coalition for Independent Scholars, through which she advocated for broader respect for the work done by scholars outside of academic settings.

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