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

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 8:00pm
Don't miss this docu-series that examines the mounting dispute over strategies and reveals the pervasive racism.
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 8:00pm
To mark the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, WXXI brings you this PBS NewsHour special commemorating her life.

Women's History Programming

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
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. 
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 > 
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.
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
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. 
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

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 8:00pm
Don't miss this docu-series that examines the mounting dispute over strategies and reveals the pervasive racism.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 7:00pm
Join WXXI Education to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment with an illustrated lecture by filmmaker, Paul Barnes and Readings by Special Guest, Ali MacGraw. Register >> 
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 7:00pm
Join us for a special Family Movie Night with Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum in a mini-marathon!
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 7:00pm
Join WXXI for a Virtual Screening and Chat to dive into the life and career of groundbreaking writer, performer and subversive star Mae West. 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 9:00pm
Meet the Radical Monarchs, a group of young girls of color on the frontlines of social justice.
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Women's History Programming

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