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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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. 
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 > 
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.

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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.
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. 
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Women's History Programming

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