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Trailblazers: A Century of Extrraordinary Women
Honoring Female Changemakers
   
American Experience, The Vote

American Experience, The Vote

Monday, July 6, and Tuesday, July 7, at 9 p.m.
Repeats Tuesday, July 7, and Wednesday, July 8,
at 2 a.m.

Also airs on Fusion on Saturday, July 11, at noon and 2 p.m.

A new four-hour, two-part documentary series, “The Vote” tells the dramatic story of the epic—and surprisingly unfamiliar—crusade waged by American women for the right to vote. Focusing primarily on the movement’s final decade, the film charts American women’s determined march to the ballot box, and illuminates the myriad social, political and cultural obstacles that stood in their path.

“The Vote” delves into the controversies that divided the nation in the early 20th century––gender, race, state’s rights and political power—and reveals the fractious dynamics of social change.

Dramatic and thought-provoking, “The Vote” is, at its core, a story about power—“who has it and who doesn’t want to give it up,” said constitutional lawyer and writer Michael Waldman. “We’re still fighting over who has that power.”

   

   
Daring Women Doctors: Physicians in the 19th Century

Daring Women Doctors: Physicians in the 19th Century

Sunday, July 5, at 1 p.m.
Repeats Sunday, July 12, at 4 p.m.

This documentary provides a look at the challenging
history of 19th century women doctors. Hidden in American history, all-women medical schools began to appear in the mid-19th century, long before women had the right to vote or own property.

DARING WOMEN DOCTORS highlights the intrepid, pioneering and diverse women who faced hostility and resistance in their pursuit of medical educations. It examines how these women physicians greatly impacted their communities around the United States and internationally. It also demonstrates how women doctors exerted a long-lasting influence on the movement toward women’s rights.

   

   
Antiques Roadshow, Women’s Work

Antiques Roadshow, Women’s Work

Monday, July 6, at 8 p.m.
Repeats Tuesday, July 7, at 1 a.m. and Saturday, July 11, at 2 p.m.

Celebrate trailblazing women in a special hour spotlighting outstanding contributions from female athletes, artists, activists and more who left an indelible mark on the world around us through their thought-provoking objects and accomplishments.

   

   
We’ll Meet Again, The Fight for Women’s Rights

We’ll Meet Again, The Fight for Women’s Rights

Tuesday, July 14, at 8 p.m.
Repeats Wednesday, July 15, at 1 a.m.

Two women search for friends and colleagues who fought for equal rights. One of the first female commercial pilots wants to thank her mentor, and an advocate hopes to find the woman who inspired her.

 

   
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