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So much wisdom to gain from these history makers.


Alice Coachman, the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal in 1948, being interviewed. (Getty)

The best part of movies are the trailers and the best part of the Oscars are the red carpet interviews. Journalists really know how to cut to the heart of the artistic process, challenging roles and the genius of the true auteur. We're all watching for those enlightening glimpses into the minds of directors, like Ava DuVernay of Selma, or actresses like 5 time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore. Yet there are so many women from history we'd love to have heard from! If only we could transport them to modern times for the triumphant public moment that is an awards show. Here are some questions we'd ask these trailblazers if they were on the red carpet today: