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, February 1, 2021 - 10:00pm
Go inside the inspiring movement for women's workplace equality in the 1970s.

Women's History Programming

Teaching Women's Suffrage is a PBS LearningMedia collection of video clips, lesson plans, and primary sources details key figures, events, and regional movements of the decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States. Students will encounter activists including Sojourner Truth, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Grace Abbott, and examine key regional efforts within the movement. Primary source documents offer evidence for a study of the chronology of campaign for women’s suffrage, from the movement's beginnings through the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Go to the Collection > 
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. 
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 Classical 91.5 and AM 1370.
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
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. 
Xavier Riddle meets Susan B. Anthony! Watch On-Demand
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.
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 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. 
Follow a mother and daughter team as they prepare their Milwaukee community for the 2020 presidential election. 
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.

Recently Aired

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 4:00pm
Learn more about Elizebeth Friedman from American Experience's The Codebreaker, and her lasting legacy in cryptology and STEM at this virtual event.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 7:00pm
PBS NewsHour highlights the impact of young voters and explores the change they want to see from the new U.S. presidential administration. 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 10:30am
Witness the swearing-in of the 46th President of the United States Joseph R. Biden and the 49th Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris.
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:00pm
The life of Lakota activist and community organizer Madonna Thunder Hawk. 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 9:00pm
This film takes a look at the history of the women’s suffrage movement. 


Women's History Programming

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