Women's History Programming

Join WXXI as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment throughout the year.  February 15, 2020 also marks the 200th birthday of Susan B. Anthony. This will be a remarkable year for women’s rights and WXXI will lead the celebration through TV, radio, online and film programming – plus news reports, special segments, and discussions. 



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Featured Programming

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 8:00pm
This film, tells the dramatic story of the epic — and surprisingly unfamiliar — crusade waged by American women for the right to vote.

Women's History Programming

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, take an e-learning field trip through history: Unstoppable: The Road to Women’s Rights. Available On-Demand
WXXI’s Celebrate 2020 proudly features moments in women’s history that had their roots and connections to Rochester. Watch On-Demand and also see the profiles on WXXI-TV.
Illuminating the stories of extraordinary American heroines from the early years of feminism, American Masters — Unladylike2020 is a multimedia series consisting of a one-hour special for broadcast and 26 digital short films featuring courageous, little-known and diverse female trailblazers from the turn of the 20th century. Tune in on WXXI-TV on July 10th at 9pm
Marion Stokes secretly recorded television twenty-four hours a day for thirty years. Independent Lens brings The Marion Stokes Project documentary  and reflects on how television has shaped us and the world of today. Watch On-Demand
Dive into the life and career of groundbreaking writer, performer and subversive star Mae West. Watch On-Demand
Xavier Riddle meets Susan B. Anthony! Watch On-Demand
Acclaimed American soprano and Public Radio Host Kearstin Piper Brown takes listeners on a journey through women’s suffrage, with WXXI’s Suffrage Moments. Listen On-Demand and tune-in to hear them on WXXI Classical FM 91.5
Illuminating the stories of extraordinary American heroines from the early years of feminism, American Masters — Unladylike2020 is a multimedia series consisting of a one-hour special for broadcast and 26 digital short films featuring courageous, little-known and diverse female trailblazers from the turn of the 20th century.
Two women. One allegiance. Together they fought for women everywhere, and their strong willpower and sheer determination still ripples through contemporary society. 
This year, the Susan B. Anthony Museum and House is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. 2020 also marks suffragist Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday and the 75th anniversary of the museum. Listen On-Demand to Connections Podcasts that focus on this topic
This year, the Susan B. Anthony Museum and House is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. 2020 also marks suffragist Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday and the 75th anniversary of the museum. WXXI News is provide coverage of important topics related to the history and current connections to Celebrate 2020
WXXI’s Celebrate 2020 proudly features moments in women’s history that had their roots in Rochester. Here is preview of the PBS Trailblazer Series coming this Summer, 2020. See Previews Here.
Organizers say this year, Rochester and the Finger Lakes region will be the center of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, when the U.S. recognized women's right to vote. Learn More via WXXI News Report
How did the media treat Susan B. Anthony in her day? Find out from the City News article
This film explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. 

Recently Aired

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 4:00pm
This film takes a look at the history of the women’s suffrage movement. 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:00pm
This two-part POV documentary series tells the story of a defiant movement of women of color who are transforming American politics from the ground up. 
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 9:00pm
Experience a unique interpretation of feminist icon Gloria Steinem’s life told by an all-female cast starring Emmy Award winner Christine Lahti and directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 8:00pm
American Masters brings you an artful and intimate meditation on the legendary Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 8:00pm
American Masters brings you an artful and intimate meditation on the legendary Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
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Women's History Programming

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