A SEGMENT FROM THE SHORT FILM OUR REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT
Simeon De Witt, a 1776 alumnus of Rutgers (then Queen’s College), served as George Washington’s geographer during the Revolutionary War. He later helped forge the identity of New York City as one of the designers of the city’s iconic grid plan. The video is narrated by Rutgers alumna and urban planner Dorothy Le, a graduate of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.
This is a segment from Our Revolutionary Spirit, a short film produced for Rutgers’ 250th anniversary. The film tells the stories of Rutgers trailblazers, blending archival photos and footage with narrators, scenes, and stories from the Rutgers of today.
WATCH OTHER SEGMENTS
Our Revolutionary Spirit is available in both a full-length version and as individual segments. Other segments from Our Revolutionary Spirit feature these stories: microbiologist Selman Waksman, winner of the Nobel Prize; actor and activist Paul Robeson; Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman; sculptor George Segal; Lt. Gen. Flora Darpino, the Judge Advocate General for the U.S. Army; and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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