Women's History Programming

WXXI celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of women with documentaries and stories that spotlight women's experiences in history. 

 

Women's History Programming

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. 
Follow a mother and daughter team as they prepare their Milwaukee community for the 2020 presidential election. 
A playlist of content from PBS Digital Studios and friends that addresses race, civil rights history, and the American justice system.
The 70-year fight for suffrage began in Central and Western New York, an epicenter of reform. Women began their battle for the vote  in the mid-1800s. This part of the upstate region was an epicenter of reform, tackling societal issues like abolition, religion, temperance, and women’s rights. Success depended on many women whose stories are often forgotten.  Watch On-Demand & Access Classroom Resources
Watch Part 1 and Part 2 On-Demand: This film, tells the dramatic story of the epic — and surprisingly unfamiliar — crusade waged by American women for the right to vote.

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Saturday, July 24, 2021 - 10:00pm
Blasting out hit after hit and taking the audience through her amazing four-decade career, Turner once again proved herself to be “simply the best.”
Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 10:00pm
Celebrate the country music legend and her classic songs with this biographical portrait that lets Lynn tell her own life story.
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 9:00pm
American Masters presents this exploration of the life of legendary dancer, director, and choreographer Twyla Tharp. 
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 8:00pm
Flannery is the lyrical, intimate exploration of the life and work of author Flannery O’Connor, whose distinctive Southern Gothic style influenced a generation of artists and activists. 
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 10:00pm
While conducting research on facial recognition technology at the MIT Media Lab, computer scientist Joy Buolamwini made the startling discovery that the algorithm could not detect dark-skinned faces or women with accuracy. 
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Women's History Programming

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