Celebrate Women’s History Month With Iowa PBS
This March join Iowa PBS in celebrating Women’s History Month by enjoying programs exploring monumental moments in history and the amazing women behind it all.
Carrie Chapman Catt: Warrior for Women
Catt devoted most of her life to the expansion of women’s rights nationwide and around the world, and is recognized as one of the key leaders of the American women’s suffrage movement. Her political and organizational skills led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920.
Based on the book The Women Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies, The Codebreaker reveals the fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst whose painstaking work to decode thousands of messages for the U.S. government.
The Codebreaker is available to stream on pbs.org and the PBS Video App. (Available until 01/10/24).
For Our Girls
The film is a love letter to Black daughters - acknowledging the sacred, and at times, tense relationship mothers and daughters share as they face challenges and accept each other’s flaws.
For Our Girls is available to stream on pbs.org and the PBS Video App (Available until 07/12/23).
The 50th Anniversary of the Tinker v. Des Moines Schools Decision
Mary Beth was a 13-year-old junior high school student in December 1965 when she, her brother John, 15, and a group of Iowa students wore black armbands to school to protest the war in Vietnam. That decision led the students and their families to embark on a four-year court battle that culminated in the landmark 1969 U.S. Supreme Court decision for student free-speech: Tinker V. Des Moines Independent School District.
Knocking Down the Fences
The story of AJ Andrews, the first woman to win a Rawlings Gold Glove.
Knocking Down the Fences is available to stream on pbs.org and the PBS Video App. (Available until 07/12/22).
A Thousand Cuts
With press freedom under threat in the Philippines, “A Thousand Cuts” goes inside the escalating war between the press and the government. The documentary follows Maria Ressa, a renowned journalist who has become a top target of President Duterte’s crackdown on the news media.
A Thousand Cuts is available to stream on pbs.org and the PBS Video App.
Unladylike2020: The Changemakers
Illuminating the stories of extraordinary American heroines from the early years of feminism, American Masters - Unladylike2020 features courageous, little-known and diverse female trailblazers from the turn of the 20th century.
Unladylike2020: The Changemakers is available to stream on pbs.org and the PBS Video App. (Available until 03/31/22).
Fannie Lou Hamer’s America
Fannie Lou Hamer’s America is a portrait of a civil rights activist and the injustices in America that made her work essential. Through public speeches, personal interviews, and powerful songs of the fearless Mississippi sharecropper-turned-human-rights-activist, Fannie Lou Hamer’s America explores and celebrates the lesser-known life of one of the Civil Rights Movement’s greatest leaders.
Fannie Lou Hamer’s America is available to stream on pbs.org and the PBS Video App. (Available until 03/31/22).
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart was one of America’s first celebrities. After only a few years as a pilot she became the best-known female flier in America, not only for her daring and determination but also for her striking looks and outspoken personality. Three weeks before her 40th birthday Earhart disappeared over the pacific Ocean, and her story became legend.
Amelia Earhart is available to stream on pbs.org and the PBS Video App. (Available until 03/31/22).