Heritage Month
Arizona Public Media Celebrates Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month – commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. Read more about Women's History Month and its origins in the U.S.
Feature Suffragists picket in front of the White House. Washington, D.C., February 1917. Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote. (PHOTO: Library of Congress)
Highlights
Enjoy a special collection of stories, programs and educational resources that highlight history, societal contributions, and accomplishments of women.

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Women's History Monthwomenshistorymonth.gov Resources from The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Explore More
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Arizona and the 19th AmendmentNPS.gov Women first organized and collectively fought for suffrage at the national level in July of 1848. Arizona ratified the 19th Amendment on February 12, 1920, one of the original 36 states to do so. Explore More
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How Arizona women won the voteArizona PBS On November 5, 1912, Arizona voters supported women’s suffrage in the largest win for suffrage in the nation — influencing the tactics and strategy of national suffrage organizations until the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920. Explore More
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UNLADYLIKE2020PBS + American Masters A series of 26 short films and a one-hour documentary profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps. Explore More
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American Women: A Guide to Women's History ResourcesThe Library of Congress The Library's unique and diverse collections are rich with resources for the study of women's history. This research guide gathers together a collection of topical guides and essays that tell the stories of women in America. Explore More
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Women's History Month CollectionITVS + PBS LearningMedia ITVS Community Classroom is a film and curriculum resource series that brings to life some of today’s most vital social issues by pairing film modules from award-winning documentaries with standards-based lesson plans. Explore More
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“Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History” Lesson PlanPBS LearningMedia Since Harvard professor Laurel Thatcher Ulrich coined the phrase, “Well-behaved women seldom make history,”in the 1970s, those words have become a slogan for girls hoping to break the mold. Use this lesson plan to challenge negative stereotypes. Explore More
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“How Outstanding Women in STEM Overcame Obstacles” Lesson PlanPBS LearningMedia March is National Women’s History Month and the right time to ask: why are women still underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics? Explore More
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“Women in Tech”SciTech Now + PBS LearningMedia In this video from SciTech Now, learn how groups of young women are helping to break the stigma of the video game development field being male-oriented. Explore More
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Teaching Women's SuffragePBS LearningMedia Classroom resources to support curricula about the history of women's suffrage in the United States. Explore More
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Women in IslamPBS LearningMedia Students explore basic beliefs and practices of Islam and examine the different views of women's roles in Islam and modern American society. Explore More
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Women are Warriors Too!PBS LearningMedia Throughout history, there have been many women warriors for the cause of equality. They have actively been involved in protecting their rights, their culture, or their land. But many of them have had to prove their worth in order to be treated as equals with men. Explore More
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Women, War & PeacePBS LearningMedia Women, War & Peace is a bold PBS television series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. Explore More
Features
StoryCall the MidwifeCall the Midwife is a moving and intimate insight into the colorful world of midwifery. The acclaimed, multi-award-winning drama returns to PBS 6 for an 11th season, March 20 at 8 p.m. Stream the latest season now.
StoryAmerican Experience: The Vote One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, The Vote tells the dramatic culmination story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote. Now streaming.
StoryBetty White: First Lady of Television A warm look at the life and career of the beloved television and film legend. AZPM members can stream the full special with AZPM Passport.
StoryAngels on Horseback: Midwives in the Mountains Learn how Mary Carson Breckinridge brought unprecedented healthcare to rural Appalachia. Watch March 24 at 1 p.m. on PBS 6. AZPM members can stream the full episode with AZPM Passport.
StoryNOVA: Picture a Scientist Women make up less than a quarter of STEM professionals in the United States, and numbers are even lower for women of color. But there is a growing group of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists by exposing longstanding discrimination. Now streaming.
StorySanditon Jane Austen’s final and incomplete novel Sanditon tells the story of the joyously impulsive, spirited and unconventional Charlotte Heywood. Season two premieres March 20 at 9 p.m. on PBS 6. AZPM Members can stream the first season with AZPM Passport.
StoryInside the Mind of Agatha Christie Combining rare access to Agatha’s family, her personal archive and speaking to those who know her work best, discover what made the world’s most successful crime writer tick. Set your DVR for March 11 at 1 a.m. on PBS 6 or stream anytime.
StoryFRONTLINE: Pelosi's Power An examination Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's life and legacy, how she has gained and wielded power across three decades, and how she has faced grave challenges to her leadership and to American democracy. Watch Tuesday, March 22 at 10 p.m. on PBS 6.
Story9 to 5: The Story of a Movement When Dolly Parton sang “9 to 5,” she was singing about a real movement that started with a group of secretaries in the early 1970s seeking better pay, more advancement opportunities and an end to sexual harassment. Now streaming.
StoryAmerican Experience: Annie Oakley Annie Oakley excelled in a man's world by doing what she loved, and won fame and fortune as the little lady from Ohio who never missed a shot. Now streaming.
Stories
Celebrate Women's History Month with this collection of stories from AZPM.
First Lady Jill Biden promotes cancer moonshot in visit to Southern ArizonaFirst Lady Jill Biden promotes cancer moonshot in visit to Southern Arizona Biden administration aiming to cut the cancer death rate in half over the next 25 years.
First Lady Jill Biden will be in Arizona this weekFirst Lady Jill Biden will be in Arizona this week The White House says First Lady Jill Biden will be in Arizona this week to highlight job training and cancer treatment programs.
AlannaAlanna At the age of 47, Alanna Airitam left a successful career in advertising to pursue photography full-time.
Racing women take to southern Arizona track for high-speed honorsRacing women take to southern Arizona track for high-speed honors The fastest will win a place in the European-based W Series this summer.
From painting in prison to professional artist From painting in prison to professional artist Tucson resident makes a life-changing transformation with her talents.
New astronaut list includes trainees with UA ties  New astronaut list includes trainees with UA ties They could be in line for upcoming missions to the ISS and maybe the moon.
UA doctoral student's satellite gathering upper atmosphere data for climate forecastersUA doctoral student's satellite gathering upper atmosphere data for climate forecasters The self-designed research package went aloft on a high-altitude balloon in August.
Atifa Rawan on AfghanistanAtifa Rawan on Afghanistan Atifa Rawan, an Afghan American and UA Library Sciences professor emerita, shares insight on her upbringing in Afghanistan and her most recent work in the region.
Coach Adia Barnes on MotherhoodCoach Adia Barnes on Motherhood The University of Arizona Women’s Basketball coach on balancing family, being a role model for her players, and normalizing what it means to be a mom.
Tigist: MidwifeTigist: Midwife A look at Tigist Ejeta and the long road it took for her to become a licensed home birth midwife. (6:34)
FireballFireball Astronomer Erika Hamden's discovery through failure. (09:54)
Grand Mama JonesGrand Mama Jones Grand Mama Jones, as she is known in her family, has been a rock for everyone around her. (07:32)
Stella TuckerStella Tucker Remembering the Tohono O'odham elder and face of the annual saguaro fruit harvest in southern Arizona
ZairaZaira A profile of Tucson community organizer, Zaira Livier.
The SurvivorThe Survivor There are 42 million sexual abuse survivors living in the U.S. today, and most have never told their story. Danielle McFarlin has made it her mission to break that silence.
Drawn to ScienceDrawn to Science Tucson scientist and artist Nathalie Aall has combined two of her favorite interests into an unusual career.
When Sarah RunsWhen Sarah Runs Tucson nurse Sarah Sellers stuns at the Boston Marathon.
In Her Own Words: Helping Migrants and DeporteesIn Her Own Words: Helping Migrants and Deportees Video commentary from Joanna Williams with the Kino Border Initiative.
The Full NelsonThe Full Nelson Life has thrown her a few curve balls. She is a mother, author and performer ... Adiba Nelson is a force of nature.
The PreventionistThe Preventionist Joronda Montaño is turning her painful past into a positive force for change—fighting substance abuse, rising suicide rates, and the toll of trauma and violence one kid at a time.
Angel's AwakeningAngel's Awakening A local author of young adult science fiction reflects on her life experiences and how they have influenced her writing.
The Architect: Judith ChafeeThe Architect: Judith Chafee Judith Chafee is one of the most critically acclaimed and controversial architects to have practiced in Southern Arizona.
The River WomanThe River Woman Katie Lee is still mourning the loss of her beloved Glen Canyon
Fighting MollyFighting Molly Molly Helsel is a single mom and a veteran MMA fighter.
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