Dolores Huerta speaks into a megaphone amidst a crowd.

Celebrate Women’s History Month on WPT! Part 1

Anne Morrow Lindbergh poses in a leather aviators capFighters, feminists and “firsts” take the screen this month, showcasing the contributions of women in the modern world.

As we created this post, we actually got overwhelmed by the amount of amazing content out there – what a nice problem to have! So we’ve broken these offerings into two posts.

Read on for Part 1: broadcast highlights in the month to come. And keep your eyes open for Part 2: online resources, podcasts, interactive media and more!

INDEPENDENT LENS

NEW! Dolores
8 p.m. Tuesday, March 27
Meet the indomitable Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Cesar Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant – and unheralded – feminist activists of the 20th century.

Don’t miss a free Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of Dolores!
Madison: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8
Madison Central Library, Room 302

Claressa "T-Rex" Shields talks to the media after returning from her gold medal-winning run at the London Olympics, wearing a robe that says "The United States of America"T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold
10:30 p.m. Friday, March 23

In this coming-of-age story, meet Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, who rose from the streets and won the first Olympic gold medal for women’s boxing at age 17 in 2012. But life outside the ring may be an even tougher fight.

AMERICAN MASTERS

A young Althea Gibson poses on a tennis court, holding a racquetAlthea
10 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 | Watch online!

Discover the story of Althea Gibson, the unlikely queen of the segregated tennis world of the 1950s, who became the first African-American to play – and win – Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals. Features Billie Jean King and David Dinkins.

The Women’s List
12 p.m. Sunday, March 25 | Watch online!

Fifteen trailblazers who define contemporary American culture share their experiences struggling against discrimination and overcoming challenges to make their voices heard. Featuring Madeleine Albright, Margaret Cho, Edie Falco, Betsey Johnson, Alicia Keys, Nancy Pelosi, Rosie Perez and more.

OTHER PROGRAMS

The future Queen Elizabeth II, wearing a military uniform, poses by a WWII medical vehicle.In Their Own Words
“Queen Elizabeth”
10 p.m. Monday, March 19

Follow Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable life, from her youth to her uncle’s abdication, her father’s coronation as King George VI, her World War II years, her sudden ascension to the throne and her eventful reign of more than 60 years.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh: You’ll Have the Sky
10:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22

One of the 20th century’s best-loved writers comes out from the shadow of her often-controversial husband, the pioneering aviator Charles Lindbergh. Anne’s own words help convey her inner life, which was deeply affected by the challenges of being part of America’s most famous couple.

Makers
“Women in Politics”
11 a.m. Sunday, March 25

View profiles of women in public office who became “firsts” in their fields. From the first woman elected to Congress in 1916 to a young woman running for Detroit City Council in 2013, the documentary explores the challenges confronting American women in politics.

See more clips and previews from Makers here, or visit the show’s website.

ONLINE TREASURES

More full-length episodes of your favorite programs are available with WPT Passport! (Learn more about WPT Passport here.) May we suggest:

American Masters

American Experience: “Rachel Carson”

Historical drama from Masterpiece 

To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters | Website

Victoria (of course) | Website

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