On-Demand: Ground Breaking Women Collection

On-Demand: Ground Breaking Women Collection

Sandy White Hawk

Credit: Provided by WORLD

Throughout March, WORLD Channel shares the stories of women who have defied traditional social standards for the opportunity at equality and equity. 

The year 2021 is about breaking glass ceilings, and leading into the future: Kamala Harris became the first woman to serve as the Vice President of the United States. Women and girls from all walks of life are coming together to stand up for racial justice, challenge gender norms, and create welcoming, safe spaces for others to use their voices. In a time of the unexpected, we are surrounded by women who have persevered and are making it their mission to open doors for the next generations.

WORLD Channel celebrates these groundbreaking women, well-known and a little less-known, like Madam C.J. Walker, Sandy White Hawk (pictured), and Melody McCurtis whose works positively ripple through society. Click here for the complete curated collection. Below we've spotlighted a few programs in the collection.

Click the program titles to watch the films:

BLOOD MEMORY
For Sandy White Hawk, the story of America’s Indian Adoption Era is not one of saving children but of destroying families and tribes. This film explores the impact reunification can have on communal healing.

TWO DOLLARS AND A DREAM
This film is a biography of Madame C.J. Walker, America's first self-made millionairess. Mrs. Walker's fortune was built on skin and hair care products, parlaying a homemade beauty formula into a prosperous business from coast to coast.

METCALFE PARK: BLACK VOTE RISING
This film follows mother-daughter activist team Danell Cross and Melody McCurtis as they organize their Black community of Metcalfe Park to prepare for the 2020 presidential election and its challenges: reduced polling stations, disinformation campaigns, and the surging pandemic.

TOWN HALL
Set during the Obama era, this film casts an unflinching eye at Katy and John, two Tea Party activists from the battleground state of Pennsylvania who believe America's salvation lies in a return to true conservative values.

MY LOUISIANA LOVE
This traces Monique Verdin’s quest to find a place in her Native American community as it reels from decades of environmental degradation.

100 YEARS: ONE WOMEN'S FIGHT FOR JUSTICE
Elouise Cobell is a little-known hero whose relentless pursuit of justice led her to find remedy for over half a million Native American account holders whose funds were held by the U.S. government in trust for a century.

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